Eve Urban Air and Microflite have announced a partnership to develop an eVTOL
Eve Urban Air Mobility, a subsidiary of Embraer, and Microflite, one of Australia's leading helicopter operators, have announced a partnership that will lay the groundwork for Australia's urban air mobility operations, which are expected to begin in 2026.
Microflite and Eve intend to start the partnership using helicopters, where appropriate, as proof of concept to validate the parameters that will apply to future vertical electric takeoff and landing (eVTOL) operations, also known on the market as EVA (Electric Vertical Aircraft). . This partnership also aims to develop new services and procedures that will create a safe and scalable operating environment for EVA operations with certain communities and other industry stakeholders.
This paper laid the groundwork for exploring new and practical concepts to facilitate the safe introduction of air taxis into Melbourne, Australia.
Microflite has been working with Eve since 2019 contributing to the concept of operations jointly developed between Eve and Airservices Australia.
"This partnership is a new phase for Microflite. Australia needs post-COVID growth and what better way to do that than by developing high-tech, low-carbon jobs that support the transport, tourism and dynamism of this wonderful country. Microflite will work closely with Eve and her partners to evaluate the best way to bring this innovative service to customers. ”, said Jonathan Booth, CEO of Microflite.
"Our partnership with Microflite allows Eve to bring innovation and new mobility solutions to the Australian market. We can provide a comprehensive solution, including air traffic maintenance and management services, in preparation for introducing this flight time to Australia, while benefiting from Microflite's extensive local operational experience. ”, said Andre Stein, President and CEO of Eve Urban Air Mobility.