UAV Eve and Helisul announce partnership for UAM products
Companies Eve and Helisul Aviation have announced to have signed a partnership in order to develop Urban Air Mobility (UAM) products.
Eve Urban Air Mobility and Helisul Aviation have entered into a strategic partnership that will see both companies working together on developing new solutions for the future of aviation and especially for the Brazilian aviation market.
The agreement also includes a purchase agreement for 50 eVTOL (electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing) aircraft. Deliveries of these aircraft could commence in 2026. Furthermore, Eve and Helisul will collaborate on a suite of products and services. Both companies have been working together over the last few years to evaluate UAM solutions.
Now, the partners want to build on the already big air taxi infrastructure in Brazil and develop new networks and markets for eVTOL operations in the country. With the implementation, the way people travel in the country could change.
Luis Carlos Munhoz da Rocha, Commercial Director of Helisul Aviation, commented: “This partnership with Eve is cause for great satisfaction to Helisul. Eve is looking far ahead of the market needs and Helisul shall follow all its steps hand-in-hand. With cities growing bigger and traffic more and more congested, our partnership to build intelligent solutions and practices for urban mobility in the big cities will improve quality of life reducing air pollution and moving times with door-to-door transportation.”
Andre Stein, President & CEO of Eve Urban Air Mobility, added: “Disruptive Urban Air Mobility solutions can bring same type of benefits that aviation already brought to longer trips literally closer to people, giving urban commuters more options to move around the city. Our partnership with Helisul Aviation allows us to disrupt Brazil’s already large air taxi infrastructure and it is well-positioned for the future of flight transportation. Our team will provide comprehensive services, including Urban Air Traffic Management solutions, while benefiting from Helisul’s unique market position.”
Helisul Aviation is one of the largest helicopter operators in Latin America and together with Eve, it will work over the course of a proof of concept (POC) operation. This means, that helicopters will be used to validate parameters needed for future eVTOL aircraft. “This partnership aims to develop new services and procedures that, together with communities and other industry stakeholders, can create a safe and scalable operating environment for eVTOL operations to expand, focusing on critical aspects to design for all users, including how to maximize accessibility and inclusiveness in vertiports and eVTOL boarding operations,“ Embraer concluded.
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