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Embraer's Eve announces partnership with Microflite to develop urban air mobility in Australia

The partnership will validate parameters that will apply to future electrical vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft operations

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Eve partners Microflite to develop Australian urban air mobility operations. Photo: Eve/Courtesy
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  • In addition to aircraft manufacturing, Eve plans on developing a comprehensive solution, including maintenance services and air traffic management;
  • Partnership will begin using helicopters, where appropriate, as a proof of concept to validate parameters that will apply to eVTOL in the future.

Embraer spin-off Eve will partner Australian helicopter operator Microflite to develop urban air mobility operations in Australia, expected to start in 2026, announced the aircraft manufacturer this Thursday (2).

According to Eve’s statement, Eve and Microflite partnership will begin using helicopters, where appropriate, as a proof of concept to validate parameters that will apply to future electrical vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft operations, also known in the market as EVA (Electrical Vertical Aircraft).

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

“Our partnership with Microflite allows Eve to inject innovation and new mobility solutions within the Australian market. We can deliver a comprehensive solution, including maintenance services and air traffic management, getting ready to introduce our aircraft to Australia, while benefiting from Microflite’s extensive local operational experience,” said president & CEO of Eve Urban Air Mobility, Andre Stein.

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Recently, Eve also extended its partnership with Singapore startup Ascent Flights Global to develop the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ecosystem and provide its electrical aircraft to the service. Brazilian Eve aims to deliver its “flying taxis” solutions in different regions around the globe.

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