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Israel Builds Airspace Network of Drones

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sraels National Air Drone Initiative unveiled a drone air taxi at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem last week.

China’s Ehang two-seater air taxi drone which is being developed to carry passengers by Israeli air operators.

Credit: Ahmad Gharabli/ AFP

Autonomous air taxis were demonstrated in Jerusalem, Israel, last week, taking off from Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital and flying over the city for less than half an hour before landing back at the medical center.

The test flight of the two-seater electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, made by China's Ehang and operated by Dronery, a subsidiary of Israeli drone delivery fleet operator Cando Drones, was part of the Israel National Drone Initiative (INDI), which aims to relieve traffic congestion by using air taxis to transport passengers and heavy cargo.

The EH216 aircraft can carry up to 551 pounds and fly for around 18 miles.

From The Times of Israel
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