EHang air taxi aids European testing of UAM air traffic projects
China’s leading developer of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) planes for air taxi operation, EHang, is broadening its work with authorities in Europe to help usher in urban air mobility (UAM) operating systems and services.
EHang announced it will be participating in the European Union-backed project testing the use and effectiveness of the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) in UAM activities. As part of that work toward developing reliable eVTOL traffic management systems in Europe, EHang said it will be operating its EH216 air taxi craft during trials held at Lleida-Alguaire Airport, a major facility about 100 km west of Barcelona.
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Those will fall under the aegis of the Satellite Based Augmentation System Adoption in Multicopter VTOL Aircraft (SAMVA) program – another of the separate but linked efforts all working on various aspects of…