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Embraer spin-off Eve partners with Ascent to bring urban air mobility operations to Asia

Eve plans to deploy up to 100 aircraft to be marketed by Ascent on its current and future routes

Embraer spin-off Eve partners with Singapore startup Ascent
Eve will provide Ascent with 100,000 hours of flight time per year on its electrical vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. Photo: Eve Urban Air Mobility/Courtesy
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  • Starting in 2026, Eve will provide Ascent with up to 100,000 hours of flight time per year on its electrical vertical takeoff and landing aircraft;
  • Partners aim to develop Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ecosystem in the Asia Pacific region.

Eve Urban Air Mobility, an Embraer company, and Singapore startup Ascent Flights announced today a deepening of their partnership aimed at developing the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ecosystem in the Asia Pacific region. Starting in 2026, Eve will provide Ascent with up to 100,000 hours of flight time per year on its electrical vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, also known in the market as EVA (Electrical Vertical Aircraft).

EVA will be available “for use in key cities such as Bangkok (Thailand), Manila (Philippines), Melbourne (Australia), Singapore, and Tokyo (Japan),” says Eve’s statement on Monday.

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According to Embraer, Eve plans to deploy up to 100 aircraft to be marketed by Ascent on its current and future routes. Ascent, which acts as an independent on-demand platform, will pay for flight time utilized on Eve’s aircraft while operating in combination with partners in the Asia Pacific and other markets. This new agreement is part of Eve’s comprehensive UAM strategy to position the company as a leader in the industry.

Ascent will pay for flight time on Eve’s aircraft while operating in partnership with other providers in Asia-Pacific and other markets. The deployment of Eve’s aircraft into Ascent’s network is subject to final agreements between the parties, Embraer said.

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“Ascent is one of the greatest players of Urban Air Mobility in Asia Pacific and its strong presence in the region makes it an ideal partner for Eve’s operations. The region holds a massive demand for transportation disruption that can be filled with our low-emission aircraft. This is the right recipe for sustainable growth,” said Andre Stein, President & CEO of Eve.

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