Autonomous aerial vehicle developer EHang has completed beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) trial flights for parcel deliveries in Estonia.
The trials were conducted under the European Union’s GOF 2.0 Integrated Urban Airspace Validation project to demonstrate safe, autonomous and eco-friendly urban air mobility (UAM) methods. The Estonian Transport Administration issued a permit for EHang to conduct trial flights in designated Estonian airspace until the end of 2021.
EHang’s Falcon logistics drone delivered a parcel from Tartu Airport to a cargo terminal at the Estonian Aviation Museum. The company also used its EHang 216 aerial vehicle to carry a VIP passenger along the same route.
The trial flights are among the first wave of trials in the two-year GOF 2.0 project, with the focus on entry to and exit from defined airspaces.
To date, EHang has conducted multiple trial and demo flights of its passenger-grade autonomous aerial vehicles in 10 countries across Asia, Europe, and North America.