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Chinese Regulators Adopt Special Conditions for EHang's Autonomous EH216 eVTOL Aircraft

On February 23, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) announced that it has formally adopted the special conditions for the type certification of EHang's EH216 "autonomous aerial vehicle." The publication of the conditions, which have been in effect since February 9, should clear the way for the Chinese manufacturer to advance to the next stage of type certification work. The company has not provided an update on when it expects to complete type certification that would clear the way for full-scale production and operations in the domestic market. 

The 32-page CAAC document (in Chinese) refers to the EHang vehicle as the EH216-S. The special conditions cover multiple aspects of regulatory compliance and safety, including flight performance, structures, design and construction, propulsion and flight control systems, data links, and ground control stations.