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XYEHang reported CAAC island scenario standard for UAV logistics operation

It is reported on December 9 by XYEHang, on November 25, the Airworthiness Department of the Civil Aviation Administration issued a notice for soliciting opinions on industry standard “General Requirements for Civil Unmanned Aircraft Logistics Operation Part 1: Island Scenario (Draft for Comment)”. The deadline for soliciting opinions is December 20, 2022.

XYEHang mentioned that EHang participated in the drafting of the standard.

According to CAAC, Chinese companies are the first in the world to realize the normal operation of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) delivery. The development prospect of the logistics UAV market is promising. The future development direction is to build a three-level intelligent logistics system of “main line-branch line-terminal”.

Subsequently, the competition for UAV technical standards has begun in various countries around the world. In order to seize the opportunity in this development process, it is necessary to standardize the general requirements for the operation of logistics UAVs, and standardize the production and application of logistics UAVS from the perspective of operation and technology to better promote the development of the logistics UAV industry.

It is understood that among the first batch of 13 civil unmanned aviation test bases (test areas) announced by the Civil Aviation Administration in October 2020, there are 2 branch-line logistics, 2 city scenes and 1 island scene, and Shanghai Jinshan is the only island scene among them.

EH216 flight demonstration
EH216 flight Demonstration
EH216L used in logistics transportation

According to the preparation instructions, after the project results have been adopted and approved by the competent industry authorities, through promotion and application, the CAAC will apply the corresponding general requirements to the trial operation evaluation of logistics drones operating in island scenarios. This will enable such operations to achieve normal operation of UAVs in island scenarios while reducing operational risks.

The project results will provide a good demonstration application for the technical requirements of other specific operating scenarios such as urban scenarios and high plateau scenarios. While ensuring the safety of UAV operation, it also reduces the cost of certification and supervision by the authority, and improves the efficiency of operation and management of operators.