Eve of Expansion on Five Continents
In addition to the 250 orders covered last issue (see “Turning Point,” Vertiflite, July/Aug 2021) from Halo Aviation and Helisul Aviation, Embraer’s Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions unit has continued its announcements. Eve will provide helicopter-mobility platform Blade Air Mobility with up to 60,000 hours of flight time per year in the southern Florida and US West Coast markets, beginning in 2026. Similarly, Eve announced a partnership with Flapper Tecnologia, S.A., an independent, on-demand private aviation platform, for the Latin American market. Eve expects to provide Flapper with up to 25,000 hours of flight time per year across key cities in South America, including São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte (all in Brazil), Santiago de Chile (Chile), Bogota (Colombia), and Mexico City (Mexico). In addition, Eve announced a partnership with Ascent Flights Global, Ltd., for developing AAM in the Asia Pacific Region. Eve will provide Ascent with up to 100,000 hours of flight time per year, targeting key cities such as Bangkok, Thailand; Manila, Philippines; Melbourne, Australia; Singapore; and Tokyo, Japan.
In mid-July, Eve signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Brazilian operation of EDP, a multinational energy leader; both companies will cooperate on the research of operational models for charging infrastructure solutions for AAM. Eve will also collaborate with Embraer’s Beacon maintenance coordination platform, which will be included in Eve’s portfolio of service and support solutions. In August, Eve signed an MOU with Kenya Airways, through its fully owned drone subsidiary Fahari Aviation, to develop operational models for the wide accessibility of AAM in Fahari’s key markets in Africa.