UAV Eve and Avantto sign UAM partnership for Latin America ecosystem
Embraer´s Eve and Avantto have signed a Letter of Intent for a new collaboration in the UAM industry.
The partnership between Eve Urban Air Mobility and Aviation Management Services Avantto aims at developing an Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ecosystem in Latin America. Part of the Letter of Intention signed by the parties is an order for 100 eVTOL aircraft from Eve.
Deliveries for the eVTOL aircraft are scheduled to begin in 2026. The collaboration also seeks to develop a new eVTOL operation in Brazil, said mother company Embraer. Together with the communities and stakeholders, the companies want to implement services and procedures that allow scalable eVTOL operations.
According to the companies, the efforts of the partnership would focus on the critical aspects for the passenger experience. All customer groups should be included to maximize accessibility and inclusiveness in vertiport and boarding operations.
Andre Stein, President & CEO of Eve, said about the partnership: “Avantto has been a great partner for Embraer Executive Jets, and we are reinforcing this bond with a shared focus on sustainability in this next generation of transportation. The strength of Avantto’s experience in operations, coupled with their growth strategy, make an ideal partner for the future expansion of Eve’s eVTOL deployment in Brazil and across Latin America. We will work together to make sure we continue our mission to democratize aviation through increasing accessibility and affordability.”
Rogério Andrade, CEO and Founder of Avantto, added: “For more than a decade, Avantto has uniquely developed software, systems and procedures enabling the company to offer 24/7 on-call flight services for short-haul intra-city helicopter transportation to its hundreds of active members. This exclusive know-how will be one of the principal pillars of the urban air mobility ecosystem developed by the EVE/Avantto partnership,”
Embraer´s company Eve is a pioneer in bringing new urban transportation concepts to life. Over the last year, the company signed collaboration agreements with companies across the globe. Operations of the eVTOL aircraft should be low noise and with zero-emissions in the light of the climate change.
For its electrical EVA aircraft, Eve has already presented its proof of concept in October last year, shortly after it inaugurated the first flight of the engineering simulator in July 2020. Parallelly, Eve is also working on an new air traffic management system in partnership with the UK´s Civil Aviation Authority CAA.
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