UAV Sydney Seaplanes signs for 50 eVTOLs and partnership with Eve
Sydney Seaplanes and Embraer´s Eve have announced a partnership to establish a new Urban Air Mobility network in the greater Sydney area.
The partnership signed between Sydney Seaplanes, which is a leader in transitioning the aviation branch to sustainable operations, and Embraer´s Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions (Eve), which is brining forward this development by signing multiple partnerships with operators around the world, is the latest step toward implementing CO2-free urban aviation to Australia.
With the partnership comes an order for 50 of Embraer Eve´s electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. Embraer is currently working on developing the aircraft and seeks type certification in coming years. The first eVTOLs for Sydney Seaplanes are expected to be delivered in 2026.
“This is an exciting development for Sydney Seaplanes. Sydney needs a post-COVID lift and what better way to do that than by developing high-tech and zero carbon jobs that support transport, tourism and the vibrancy of this wonderful city. Eve’s eVTOL technology will integrate seamlessly with our electric amphibious fleet to deliver a range of tourism and commuter journeys,” commented Aaron Shaw, CEO of Sydney Seaplanes.
According to Shaw, the eVTOL aircraft will help brining forward Sydney´s local tourism as the vehicles will be used for flights between Sydney Harbour and several tourism and commuter destinations. This decision is subject to community consultation.
Andre Stein, President & CEO of Eve Urban Air Mobility, said: “We are pleased to support Sydney Seaplanes as they seek to bring new mobility solutions to Sydney. The Greater Sydney market offers significant potential for scaled Urban Air Mobility operations, to make the most of the iconic beauty of Sydney Harbour and to improve the efficiency of movement to complement existing transport modes.”
Eve´s role in the partnership is it to support the operator with new and comprehensive solutions for UAM aircraft operations. The company will provide services like air traffic management, maintenance training and other services.
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