Eve Air Mobility (Eve) has signed a Letter of Intent with Ferrovial Vertiports to explore the use of Eve’s urban air traffic management (ATM) software solution to support the operation of vertiports and electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.
Eve is a subsidiary of Brazilian aerospace manufacturer Embraer. The company focuses on urban air mobility, including urban ATM solutions and eVTOL aircraft development.
Eve’s urban ATM software is a solution that will enable the integration of all airspace users in the urban environment.
Ferrovial Vertiports, a subsidiary of leading global infrastructure operator Ferrovial, focuses on developing vertiport networks for the take-off, landing, operation, and maintenance of passenger services of eVTOL.
The two companies say their new collaboration “reinforces a shared commitment to safely integrating and scaling global UAM operations”.
“This agreement represents a significant step forward and is a strong validation of Eve’s urban ATM service offering,” said Eve CEO Andre Stein.
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“Eve is more than an eVTOL manufacturer and we are working with companies like Ferrovial Vertiports to provide solutions that will allow these aircraft to operate safely and efficiently.”
Ferrovial’s Vertiport division will provide an essential piece of the ecosystem to enable the landing, recharging, and taking off of eVTOL aircraft with passengers.
“As a leading global infrastructure provider and operator for over 70 years, Ferrovial is committed to building and operating safe, efficient and sustainable transportation infrastructure, which is why we are truly excited to announce our collaboration with Eve,” said Kevin Cox, CEO of Ferrovial Vertiports.
“Our goal is to build a series of agnostic vertiport networks across the US and Europe. Ensuring that we are utilising an agnostic state-of-the-art urban ATM system will be key to achieving our ambitions.”
Ferrovial Vertiports has already announced that it will develop a network of more than 10 vertiports across the state of Florida, US and a network of 25 vertiports across the UK.
The company says it is currently studying other markets in the US and around the globe which will benefit from a more sustainable and efficient mode of urban transportation.