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Eve and Microflite announced partnership to bring UAM services to Melbourne

This partnership aims to develop new services and procedures that will create a safe and scalable operating environment for eVTOL operations together with communities and other industry stakeholders.

SINGAPORE – Eve UAM, LLC (“Eve”), an Embraer S.A. (“Embraer”) company, and Microflite, one of Australia’s premier helicopter operators, announced at the Singapore Airshow an order of up to 40 low-noise zero-emission eVTOLs (electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft) to support the commencement of new electric UAM (Urban Air Mobility) operations in Australia in 2026.

Microflite and Eve plan to begin their partnership using helicopters as a proof of concept to validate parameters that will apply to future eVTOL operations. This partnership also aims to develop new services and procedures that will create a safe and scalable operating environment for eVTOL operations together with communities and other industry stakeholders.

This order builds on the successful partnership we have established with Eve and validates the exciting potential of zero-emission aircraft in Australia. After working closely with Eve over the past few months, we have identified a network of potential routes and we look forward to working with commercial partners and communities to prioritise these routes and trial selected operations with our existing fleet,” said Jonathan Booth, CEO of Microflite.

Our partnership with Microflite will see progressive commencement of carbon-neutral operations in the lead-up to first deliveries of zero-emission aircraft in 2026. We look forward to learning together and building safe and scalable operations with the support of local communities,” said Andre Stein, co-CEO of Eve.

Benefitting from a startup mindset and backed by Embraer’s more than 50-year history of aircraft manufacturing and certification expertise, Eve unveils a unique value proposition by positioning itself as an ecosystem partner by offering a suite of products and services with the highest levels of safety standards. Eve’s human-centred eVTOL combines disruptive innovation and a simple and intuitive design. In addition to the aircraft program, Eve is harnessing the expertise of both Embraer and Atech, a subsidiary of Embraer, in providing globally recognized air traffic management software to create the solutions that will help safely scale the UAM industry in the future.

Eve and Skyports partner to support the development of Advanced Air Mobility CONOPS for Japan

Eve UAM, LLC, an Embraer company, and Skyports Pte Ltd, a leading infrastructure provider for electric vertical take-off and  landing (eVTOL) passenger and cargo vehicles, today announced a partnership that will support the development of a new Concept of Operations (CONOPS) for  Advanced Air Mobility (AAM), including Urban Air Mobility (UAM), for the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB). The initiative aims to provide a shared vision  of airspace design, operation, infrastructure, and other benefits to enable AAM operation in Japan.

The collaboration involves partners including Kanematsu Corporation, the major Japanese trading company with businesses in the aerospace industry, and Japan Airlines (JAL), the main Japanese passenger airline for domestic and international air transportation.

Eve has partnered with Skyports in multiple and diverse concepts worldwide, forming a cooperation that examines the AAM ecosystem required for distinctive operating environments across the globe. This unique experience benefits the preparation of Japan’s CONOPS and ensures that the needs of users, the Japanese community, and other stakeholders will be taken into account.
Duncan Walker, Chief Executive Officer at Skyports, said: “Our partnership with Eve continues to provide an important means of helping authorities around the world understand and develop the optimum conditions to enable commercial electric air taxi operations. We are honoured to be able to bring our unique knowledge of infrastructure provision to bear for JCAB to accelerate the adoption of advanced air mobility across Japan.”

We are excited about partnering with Skyports on this new project that will introduce sustainable advanced air mobility to Japan. Our collaborations have successfully designed distinct and optimized mobility ecosystems across the world, and we look forward to using this experience to help JCAB establish the CONOPS for Japan,” said Andre Stein, co-CEO of Eve.

Eve has been dedicated to safely enabling and scaling the AAM ecosystem globally. Its holistic portfolio of solutions, including an eVTOL, a comprehensive global services and support network, and a unique air traffic management solution, makes Eve a trusted and experienced partner in preparing Japan for the future of AAM.

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