(St. Wolfgang, Austria, July 20, 2019) Huazhi Hu, the founder, chairman, and CEO of EHang, a pioneer in autonomous air mobility technology, has been recognized for his achievements in the aviation industry at the Living Legends of Aviation Awards Europe in St. Wolfgang, Austria on July 20. Mr. Hu is the first Chinese honoree.
(Huazhi Hu (2nd from right), the founder, chairman, and CEO of EHang, has been recognized as the Living Legends of Aviation Awards Europe)
The Living Legends of Aviation, which include both a U.S.-based and a European group, meet annually to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to aviation, including entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, and astronauts as well as pilots. Previous recipients of the Living Legends of Aviation Awards include Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, SpaceX founder Elon Musk, and Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson. This year’s award ceremony in St. Wolfgang were hosted by actor John Travolta and focused on the theme of the future of mobility.
In bestowing the Technology Innovation Award on Mr. Hu, the Living Legends of Aviation recognized his company’s contributions to the urban air mobility industry and Mr. Hu’s efforts to revolutionize the short-range transportation of goods and individuals, which is driven by his philosophy to “make the impossible possible.”
EHang is one of the world's most promising autonomous air mobility companies. It offers its diverse customer base user-friendly, safe, intelligent, and efficient aerial products and solutions including passenger transportation, logistics, smart city management and aerial media.
Mr. Hu (right) and Robert Machtlinger, CEO of FACC, together with EHang 216 @Neumayr
“I am greatly honored to be a recipient of the Technology Innovation Award presented by the Living Legends of Aviation,” said Mr. Hu. “Advances in aviation technologies are critical to the future of mobility, and I am grateful that the Living Legends recognize the central role that Autonomous Aerial Vehicles (AAV) will play in this. EHang is committed to improving how we transport both people and goods through urban landscapes, and I look forward to working with our partners towards building the smart cities of the future.”