UAV Eve and Blade collaborate on eVTOL aircraft programme EVA
Embraer´s Eve has partnered with company Blade to operate eVTOL operations in the United States.
Over the course of a partnership, Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions and Blad Air Mobility will be working on bringing flights using Electrical Vertical Take-off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft to Southern Florida and the West Coast of the United States.
Eve will be providing Blade with up to 60,000 hours of flight time per year on its Electrical Vertical Aircraft EVA. The eVTOL aircraft is set to be performing test flights over the course of a certification programme and entry-into-service could happen in 2026.
In recent weeks, Embraer announced several agreements between Eve and companies in the United States and Southern America. Contracts have been signed with Skyports, Ascent, Helisul and Halo, some including purchase agreements for the EVA electrical aircraft.
EVA is a zero-emission and low noise electrical vehicle that could help developing and shaping the future of aviation. With the aircraft, Eve is opening a new value proposition that allows the company to offer new products and services.
Regarding the partnership, Andre Stein, President & CEO of Eve, said: “Blade is aligned with our mission as they have created a platform that provides the user seamless access to Urban Air Mobility, and now with Eve to provide an experience that is quiet and without emissions. The company’s platform will be instrumental in deploying our aircraft in key markets in South Florida and the West Coast of the United States. This partnership with Blade is the next step in unlocking the future of mobility in these key areas and marks an exciting time for both companies.”
“Blade is pleased to partner with Eve, leveraging Embraer’s deep aerospace expertise to provide Blade with quiet, zero-carbon, electric aircraft," added Rob Wiesenthal, CEO of Blade Air Mobility. “Eve’s aircraft provides ideal operating economics for Blade’s shorter distance routes, adding to our three other recently announced EVA partnerships which, together, can optimize service for Blade’s wide variety of mission profiles and regional hubs.”
Beginning in 2026, Eve seeks to deploy around 60 aircraft throughout the United States. Blade is expected to be paying for the time utilized on Eve´s aircraft. Embraer stated, that “the deployment of Eve aircraft across the Blade network is subject to the parties entering into definitive final agreements.“
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