Eve Air Mobility signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Volatus Infrastructure LLC, to supply a vertiport automation solution that will support traffic management of future electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles. Eve’s Urban Air Traffic Management (UATM) software solution will be used to improve the capacity and efficiency of Volatus’ vertiports.
“Eve’s new vertiport software solution will enable Volatus to ensure safe, reliable and efficient eVTOL flight operations,” said Grant Fisk, Volatus Infrastructure co-founder. “It’s vitally important to get these systems up and running so that when the FAA approves the first eVTOL vehicle, we are ready to serve them. Together, we are laying a rock-solid foundation that the UAM industry will be building upon for decades.”
“In addition to developing a new eVTOL, Eve has become a recognized leader in the development of the infrastructure and ecosystem needed to enable the safe and efficient operation of eVTOLs around the world,” said Andre Stein, co-CEO of Eve. “This new software system will be specifically designed to support and maximize the capacity and efficiency of vertiports versus modifying existing software that was designed for other purposes. This supports our strategy of not only developing an eVTOL, but also providing a comprehensive suite of services and support. By developing a Vertiport Automation software for Volatus, we will help support the efficient operation and growth of the industry.”
Eve’s UATM software is an agnostic solution that will enable the integration of all airspace users in the urban environment. This is critical to support the safety, efficiency, and improvement of the entire UAM ecosystem, including fleet and vertiport operators. This new collaboration reinforces a shared commitment to safely integrating and scaling global UAM operations.
Eve Air Mobility also signed a letter of intent (LOI) with FlyBIS Aviation Ltd., an advanced air mobility start-up based in Caxias do Sul, in the south of Brazil, to collaborate on the development of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) operations in Brazil and South America. Based on the agreement, FlyBIS will also purchase up to 40 of Eve’s eVTOL vehicles.
“This new collaboration with FlyBIS will enable us to expand the future of air mobility to Southern areas of Brazil and other South American countries,” said Eve’s Stein. “This region has several high-traffic tourist areas that will benefit from eVTOL operations, reinforcing our commitment to fostering the urban air mobility market in different regions around the world.”
After starting operations in Brazil’s southern states, FlyBIS plans to expand operations to neighboring countries and contribute to the implementation and development of Eve’s air mobility ecosystem. FlyBIS is backed by Brave Aviation whose current fleet includes Embraer Phenom 100 as well as other aircraft.
“We have a strong team in FlyBIS working together with Eve’s outstanding workforce and second-to-none resources to develop and implement this project in the most financially efficient and sustainable way,” said FlyBIS co-founder and CEO Gustavo Zanettini, who is also an aviation consultant and airline pilot.
FlyBIS’ vehicles are included in Eve’s order backlog of up to 2,770 eVTOLs.
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