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Eve Adds to Partners in Europe, Asia
  • 21 Dec 2021 01:10 PM
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Eve Adds to Partners in Europe, Asia

Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions, a division of the Brazilian aerospace firm Embraer, announced new partnerships in Asia and Europe in November and December. Eve also announced on Nov. 17 that, in partnership with Senna Brand, it would brand a version of its eVTOL as the “Eve-Senna” (shown) in memory of Brazilian race car driver Ayrton Senna, who died after a racing crash in 1994.

On Nov. 10, Eve announced it had signed a memorandum of understanding with Widerøe Zero to develop eVTOL operations in Scandinavia. The partnership builds on the existing relationship between Widerøe, a regional airline in Norway, and Embraer; the former ordered 15 Embraer E190-E2 commercial airliners in 2017. Widerøe Zero, the airliner’s air mobility business incubator, will work with Eve to explore potential applications for eVTOL aircraft for cargo and passenger delivery in rural areas.

Eve solidified its position in Australia with two new partnerships in December, adding to a third with helicopter operator Microflite, which Eve announced in September. On Dec. 4, Eve announced that it had partnered with helicopter charter company Nautilus Aviation to use eVTOL aircraft for sightseeing operations over attractions like the Great Barrier Reef. To support the development of what it calls a UAM ecosystem, Nautilus, a division of Morris Group, has placed an order for 10 Eve eVTOL aircraft. It expects to begin tourist flights in 2026.

Meanwhile, Sydney Seaplanes, a domestic and charter carrier, has placed an order for 50 eVTOL aircraft from Eve. In a press release on Dec. 6, Eve said that progressive deliveries would begin in 2026. “Subject to community consultation, we expect some flights will operate from our iconic Rose Bay aviation terminal in Sydney Harbour,” said Aaron Shaw, CEO of Sydney Seaplanes, in a statement. The move comes as Sydney Seaplanes is making a broader push to become the world’s first zero-emissions airline.

According to SMG Consulting’s AAM Reality Index, Eve has a total of 745 conditional orders, though to date the company has not revealed its progress towards building a prototype.

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