In a first, EHang trials BVLOS air taxi flights in Estonia [video]

Chinese company EHang, a pioneer in passenger-grade drones and urban air mobility solutions, has announced that its flagship electric air taxi, EHang 216, and delivery drone, Falcon, have successfully completed Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) trial flights for airport transport and parcel delivery in Estonia.

The test flights were undertaken as part of the European Union’s GOF 2.0 Integrated Urban Airspace Validation project that focuses on safe, autonomous, and eco-friendly urban air mobility, as well as the integration of drones and air taxis into manned operations with air traffic management and U-space services. As such, EHang was issued a special permit for these flights.

Incidentally, this is the first time a passenger-grade drone has conducted BVLOS flights in Estonian airspace.

During the live trials, the EHang 216 air taxi performed a flight mission of a VIP passenger transport scenario from the Tartu Airport to the Estonian Aviation Museum –…