As we all know, there are plenty of urban air mobility startups gearing up to change the way we fly, forever. We’ve been talking about the innovative aircraft and related infrastructure developed by various companies all throughout 2021, and the story continues this year, as they’re getting closer to launch the new eVTOLs.
Eve, a subsidiary of the world-renown Embraer aircraft manufacturer, is determined to become a leader in this new market, and so far it has successfully joined forces with numerous partners across the globe. The most recent one is Falko, one of the biggest lessors of regional aircraft in the world. With offices in the UK, Ireland, and Singapore, Falko wants to contribute to “the greening of the aviation sector,” and plans to do so with the help of eVTOLs.
The recent agreement with Eve Mobility, for the order of 200 eVTOLs, in conjunction with Eve’s next-generation air traffic management software and service operations, comes as a culmination of the close relationship that Falko and Embraer established back in 2014. The regional aircraft leasing company firmly believes in Eve’s potential of becoming one of the top names in this emerging market.
Indeed, Eve has already secured hundreds of orders through numerous partnerships, in all parts of the world. Republic Airways, one of the biggest regional airlines in the U.S., is bringing the Eve eVTOLs to Boston, New York, and Washington D.C. The American airline even went one step further, and started paving the way for future eVTOL specialists, at its training school for pilots and technicians, called the Leadership In Flight Training (LIFT) Academy, in Indianapolis.
On the other hand, Embraer is involved in several other sustainable aviation projects, apart from UAM aircraft. Its most recent launch, the Energia Family, is a range comprised of four concept aircraft powered by electric propulsion and/or hydrogen fuel cells.
Soon enough, hydrogen aircraft and eVTOLs could become common means of transportation in urban areas.