Aerospace

Video: EHang fights COVID-19 with flying cars

18 June 2021

To control the outbreak and accelerate relief efforts to fight COVID-19, EHang Holdings Limited is using its flying cars to transport healthcare and other items in a contactless way.

The flights began early in June with EHang’s autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) EHang 216, EHang 216L, EHang Falcon B series and Falcon B in the Guangdong province of China.

The flying cars will help with epidemic prevention and control efforts including aerial logistics, emergency transportation, aerial inspections and broadcasting, transporting daily household supplies to residents in quarantine zones and using the air mobility in emergency transportation scenarios.

The flight operations team plans to keep a station near quarantine and containment zones to continue with household and emergency supply air transport to reduce risks of front-line staff contacting the virus.

In the video, workers are shown loading the flying cars with goods and medical supplies across urban areas in Guangdong. An air taxi is shown flying over one of the main rivers in the province, through cityscapes and residential areas. Additionally, the flying cars are performing inspections of areas to warn residents of hot spots and social distancing.

To contact the author of this article, email PBrown@globalspec.com


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