(20 Sep 2021)
Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions and Helipass are
working together to accelerate and deploy electrical vertical
takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft across France and Europe.
The partnership aims to fly Eve’s electric
aircraft for 50,000 flight hours per year, possibly increasing to
100,000 annual flight hours across Helipass’ network.
Following the commercial introduction of the new
eVTOL aircraft, which is planned for 2026, both companies will
endeavor to launch eVTOL flights across Helipass’ markets. Flights will
include sightseeing, city and airport transfers, as well as on-demand services.
“This is a great step for Electric Air Mobility.
We are very proud to open the way and democratize the air with
Eve. This new aircraft will transform our sightseeing activity
with less noise and zero-emission on all our destinations for
sustainable flights. The airport transfer activity will also
become sustainable and open to everybody as a real mobility
solution. Helipass, the air mobility platform with 600
destinations and 120 helicopter operators is opening the way for a
better future,” said Frederic Aguettant, CEO of Helipass.
To support the expansion of this
partnership, Eve will work with Helipass to develop training,
on-site support, and technical publications to facilitate the
launch of eVTOL commercial operations.
“We are very happy about bringing Helipass to our
family of partners, increasing the global reach of our solutions
to the UAM market. Europe is not only ripe for new mobility
solutions, but also very focused on ensuring a more sustainable
future, which is very much in line with Eve’s vision,” said Andre
Stein, President & CEO of Eve.
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