LONDON – EHang Holdings Limited (EHang), China’s autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) eVTOL technology platform company, today announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding regarding the potential partnership with Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (“HAECO Group”), a leading aircraft engineering and maintenance company.
The two parties plan to cooperate in multiple areas such as manufacturing and assembly, continued airworthiness, digital platforms, aircraft maintenance, and talent training.
The focus is to co-develop systems and solutions that cater to the needs of continued airworthiness and after-sales maintenance services in preparation for the commercial operation of EH216-S, EHang’s passenger-grade eVTOL autonomous aerial vehicle.
AviationSource recently reporting on the Chinese manufacturer’s progress with the certification of the EH216-S AAV eVTOL aircraft.
HAECO Group statement
Jacqueline Jiang, Group Director, Airframe Services of HAECO Group, noted, “Advanced air mobility is a blooming new segment in the aviation industry. We are excited to take part and look forward to developing this together with EHang.”
“With over 70 years of experience in the industry and offering a wide range of aviation products and services, HAECO is well positioned to support EHang and jointly develop the systems, standards, and services required in advanced air mobility.”
Xin Fang, Chief Operating Officer of EHang, stated, “EHang is honored to cooperate with HAECO Group, a partner with solid Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (“MRO”) strength in the global aviation industry, to co-develop EHang’s AAV after-sales maintenance service system to provide our customers with higher quality and more efficient services across the globe,”
“This will also facilitate the continued airworthiness of EH216-S AAV after the completion of its airworthiness certification.”
“Moreover, this partnership is a critical step EHang has taken for its strategic goal of becoming an urban air mobility (“UAM”) platform operator, and it will also drive the emerging global UAM industry to explore more comprehensive, efficient, and sustainable operating service mechanism and ecosystem.”
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EHang is a world leading autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) technology platform company. The company mission statement is “to make safe, autonomous, and eco-friendly air mobility accessible to everyone.”
EHang provides customers in various industries with AAV eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) products and commercial solutions: air mobility (including passenger transportation and logistics), smart city management, and aerial media solutions.
As the forerunner of cutting-edge AAV technologies and commercial solutions in the global Urban Air Mobility (UAM) industry, EHang continues to explore the boundaries of the sky to make flying technologies benefit our life in smart cities.
About HAECO Group
The HAECO Group is one of the world’s leading aviation product and service providers.
It provides a comprehensive range of solutions encompassing airframe services, line services, cabin solutions, private jet solutions, fleet technical management, inventory technical management, component overhaul, aerostructure repairs, landing gear services, engine services, global engine support, parts manufacturing and technical training.
HAECO Group comprises 16 operating companies, employing around 15,000 staff in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Europe and the United States.