UAV Eve and Bristow agree on UAM partnership
Embraer´s Eve has announced a new partnership in the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) market with operator Bristow.
Eve Urban Air Mobility and Bristow Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding over creating a partnership that sees the two companies work together on developing an Air Operators Certificate (AOC) for Eve´s eVTOL aircraft EVA.
Over the course of the cooperation, Bristow has also placed an order with Embraer for up to 100 of the eVTOL aircraft. Deliveries are expected to begin in 2026, once the aircraft has been thoroughly tested and certified by aviation authorities.
Bristow President and Chief Executive Officer Chris Bradshaw commented: “This strategic MOU outlines the continued development of a comprehensive UAM model between Bristow and Eve for an eVTOL that could potentially reshape the market for all electric vertical lift with zero-emissions and lower operating costs. This allows us to expand our expertise to provide sustainable, innovative and efficient vertical lift into new potential end markets.”
Andre Stein, President & CEO of Eve, added: “Our partnership with Bristow, in combination with our Embraer background, joins trusted, innovative organizations with over 125 years of combined aviation expertise and a multi-country footprint. We are honored that Bristow has chosen our eVTOL platform and together, our teams will develop the required frameworks and robust operations needed to create an accessible, scalable, sustainable and safe UAM industry.”
Bristow has been in the transport industry for over 70 years and will use its expertise together with Eve´s value proposition that the EVA aircraft offers. Together, the companies seek to bring forward electrical solutions for the aviation industry, for a more sustainable industry in the future.
“As the global leader in vertical lift, Bristow can leverage our operational expertise to help Eve design and build the next generation of aircraft that fully uses the many advantages of eVTOL aircraft in existing and new end markets,” Bradshaw confirmed.
In order to “support and optimize” utilization and overall performance of eVTOL aircraft in normal operations, Eve and Bristow also plan to develop service-based offerings, which allow the integration with future and existing Air Traffic Management systems.
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