Eve UAM LLC signed a letter of intent for a potential order of 200 of its electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft with Falko Regional Aircraft Limited, which focuses on regional commercial aircraft leasing. The companies explain this commercial partnership would aim to develop a global network of eVTOL operators in support of Urban Air Mobility missions.
The partnership between Eve, an Embraer S.A. company, and Falko will begin by establishing a working group to collaborate with Falko’s existing operators to plan the develop of initial route networks, where Eve’s aircraft can be deployed in early adopter markets.
Additionally, the partnership approach will also focus on introducing Eve’s portfolio of air traffic management software, service capabilities and fleet operations services to Falko lessees.
“We are very excited by our strategic partnership with Eve which forms part of our drive to be at the forefront of the greening of the aviation sector,” said Jeremy Barnes, CEO of Falko, which has been cooperating with Embraer since 2014. “We firmly believe in the prospects of the eVTOL market and that Eve, with the support of Embraer’s experience in the manufacturing, certification and support of aircraft, will be a market leader.”
“Our partnership with Falko, a trusted aircraft leasing leader, cements our position in the global Urban Air Mobility marketplace and not only widens our potential operator base through Falko’s global customer footprint but increases our ability to provide full stack solutions, through partnerships. We are proud to have Falko as a strategic partner in Eve as our two organizations collaborate to lead a new generation of sustainable innovation, in aviation,” said Andre Stein, co-CEO of Eve.