EHang Holdings has delivered five EH216‑S AAVs to Shenzhen Boling Holding Group as part of a plan to purchase up to 100 units, conditional on EHang’s certification from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
Over 50 unmanned flight routes are planned with over 100 low-altitude aircraft take-off and landing platforms deployed in a grid pattern. Boling plans to launch aerial tourism and sightseeing services in Shenzhen under EHang’s partnership with Bao’an District government.
The AAVs are expected to be used for regular flight operations at EHang’s first urban air mobility (UAM) Operation Demonstration Center at OH Bay in Bao’an District.
Industries in Bao’an District, Shenzhen (2023–2025) by the local government, a multitude of business scenarios will be developed in UAM, aerial sightseeing, aerial logistics, emergency rescue, smart city management, industrial applications, and entertainment.
Guanshen Xu, Chairman of Boling, stated: “We look forward to conducting flights at OH Bay to accumulate practical experience for continuous expansion across Shenzhen, as well as the Greater Bay Area encompassing Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macau.
“We are confident that integrating passenger-carrying autonomous aerial vehicles with our businesses will bring a more intelligent and convenient way of life for everyone.”
Xin Fang, Chief Operating Officer of EHang, added: “Shenzhen Bao’an District’s industrial ecosystem and conducive conditions for developing the low-altitude economy, is an ideal region for deploying commercial EH216‑S operations.
“We look forward to working together in developing UAM operations alongside promoting UAM solutions worldwide by leveraging the high-quality resources in Bao’an District.”
Shenzhen Boling Holding Group combines various businesses including culture and tourism, international education, research and development of smart city technologies, cultural and technology, exhibition services, international trade and hotel management and operation, as well as cross-border e‑commerce.
In August, EHang’s Unmanned Aircraft Cloud System (UACS) was approved by CAAC for trial operations.