Eve Air Mobility has announced the completion of its urban air traffic management (UATM) prototype.
The electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and urban air mobility (UAM) infrastructure developer, which is a subsidiary of Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer, says that the prototype focuses on the concepts and services that are essential to supporting the introduction and scalability of UAM operations.
The UATM prototype was initially tested during Eve’s Chicago Simulation Experience last Autumn. The simulation, which used helicopters as a substitute for eVTOLs, performed tests of UATM technology in combination with simulating ground services, infrastructure and equipment requirements, and vehicle and passenger journeys.
Eve says that the feedback from the simulation was vital in order to advance the development of its commercial UATM solutions.
“By offering comprehensive solutions, our UATM technology will provide critical traffic management services which will be essential to address these concerns,” said Andre Stein, co-CEO of Eve.
“Eve’s UATM will play a key role in enabling the global UAM market to scale and has a customer-centric design to address future operations’ pain points.”
Eve is engaging with Atech, Embraer’s Air Traffic Control technology and system integrator company, to support the development of the UATM software solution. Eve plans to use Atech’s experience in developing aviation-grade products from ATM systems in Brazil.
To enable product adoption, Eve is leveraging partnerships with key organizations, including Halo Aviation, Blade India, Skyway, Bluenest, Volatus, and Ferrovial.
Eve has been conducting advisory groups with these partners to ensure that its software development aligns with their needs and will maximize the potential value of UATM to its operations.