Embraer’s electric air taxi company Eve Urban Air Mobility has signed a deal to develop an urban air mobility system in major Asia Pacific cities.
Under this deal, Eve will deploy up to 100 electrical vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for use by Singapore-based start-up Ascent Flight Global.
It explained that Ascent, which will act as an independent on-demand platform to market the capacity, will pay for flight time utilized on Eve’s aircraft. The deal comprises up to 100,000 hours of flight time per year, Eve said in a statement issued on August 23, 2021.
The Eve aircraft will be used in cities across Asia Pacific, such as Bangkok, Manila, Melbourne, Singapore and Tokyo, the company added.
“The region holds a massive demand for transportation disruption that can be filled with our low-emission aircraft,” said Andre Stein, president and CEO of Eve. “This is the right recipe for sustainable growth.”
Ascent Flight Global says it currently uses helicopters and planes to provide urban air mobility, while it awaits the arrival of eVTOL aircraft.
“Eve’s innovative technology, combined with its manufacturing expertise and global servicing footprint through Embraer, comfort us in bringing a solution fitting the region’s complex requirements,” said Lionel Sinai-Sinelnikoff, founder and CEO of Ascent.