Guangzhou-based eVTOL and UAM company EHang has been granted a “Production Certificate” in China for its pilotless passenger aircraft. 

The validation was issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and follows the craft’s Type Certification and Standard Airworthiness Certificate for its EH216-S model. 

“Securing this certificate indicates that EHang has established a mass production quality management system that meets the CAAC’s airworthiness regulatory requirements, and the Company has been authorized for continued mass production,” EHang explained in a statement. 

The airworthiness division of the Central-South Regional Administration of the CAAC visited EHang’s eVTOL production sites in Guangzhou to validate the quality, production, testing and after-sales processes for the EHang aircraft. 

Heyong Lin, director of the division explained: “In the past six months, EHang’s EH216-S has secured three groundbreaking achievements in airworthiness certification: the world’s first TC, PC and standard AC for the passenger-carrying UAV. EHang epitomises a pioneering enterprise of new business model in the Central and Southern region, representing new quality productive forces. 

“The Central and Southern Regional Administration of the CAAC is dedicated to offering steadfast support to EHang, bolstering the high-quality development of the low-altitude economy.”

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Dan Xu, deputy district Mayor of Huangpu in Guangzhou said the certification would pave the way for further economic growth in the region through public-private collaboration. 

“We are glad to witness this important milestone for the EH216-S, signifying it entered into mass production from the design and development stage. It also marks a significant stride towards the industrialization of the manufacturing sector in low-altitude economy industry. We believe the collaborative efforts of pioneering low-altitude enterprises like EHang and governments, will infuse the industry with momentum and confidence, propelling the low-altitude economy towards a prosperous future,” she said.