UAV Eve and Ascent announce UAM partnership for Asia Pacific
Embraer´s Eve has announced a new partnership with company Ascent, which will explore UAM operations in the Asia Pacific region.
Eve Urban Air Mobility and Ascent Flights Global have signed an agreement for a new cooperation, which aims at deepening their partnership at developing a new Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ecosystem in the Asia Pacific region.
The agreement sees Eve providing Ascent with up to 100,000 flight hours per year on the company´s Electrical Vertical Aircraft EVA. The vehicle is an eVTOL aircraft and could be a key component of future air taxi operations in urban areas.
Andre Stein, President & CEO of Eve, commented: “Ascent is one of the greatest players of Urban Air Mobility in Asia Pacific and its strong presence in the region makes it an ideal partner for Eve’s operations. The region holds a massive demand for transportation disruption that can be filled with our low-emission aircraft. This is the right recipe for sustainable growth.”
Lionel Sinai-Sinelnikoff, Founder & CEO of Ascent, added: “Eve’s innovative technology, combined with its manufacturing expertise and global servicing footprint through Embraer, comfort us in bringing a solution fitting the region’s complex requirements. With Ascent operating system onboarding Eve’s fleet and connected to Eve’s UATM, air operator partners will be empowered to elevate UAM operations at scale.”
The eVTOL aircraft could be especially suited for urban operations in cities throughout the Asia Pacific region like Bangkok in Thailand, Singapore, Tokyo in Japan, Melbourne in Australia, or Manila on the Philippines.
Embraer company Eve has developed the EVA aircraft to offer a new value proposition with UAM products and services. The vehicle took off in an engineering simulator last year and the Proof of Concept (POC) only followed months after.
“In parallel, Eve’s Urban Air Traffic Management (UATM) project reached a new milestone in its collaboration with the United Kingdom’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to develop a scalable environment needed to host UAM flights,” Embraer stated.
Over the past months, Embraer was able to seal numerous partnerships with operators or aviation companies around the world to push its EVA program. The Brazilian manufacturer is a forerunner in the eVTOL segment and shows its commitment to further develop new sustainable solutions for the aviation of the future.
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