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Thu, 11 November 2021

Eve Partners Widerøe Zero to Develop eVTOL Operations in Scandinavia

(11 Nov 2021)  Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions, an Embraer company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Widerøe Zero aimed at developing Urban Air Mobility (UAM) solutions and eVTOL operations in Scandinavia.

The relationship between the two organizations began in 2017, when Widerøe signed an order for up to 15 E190-E2.

The largest regional airline in Scandinavia is also the launch customer of the new generation E-Jets E2 family, starting the E190-E2 operations in April 2018 in Bergen, Norway.

Eve has signed a MOU with Widerøe Zero to develop eVTOL operations in Scandinavia. Click to enlarge.
Eve has signed a MOU with Widerøe Zero to develop eVTOL operations in Scandinavia.

Now, with the creation of the Air Mobility Business Incubator, Widerøe Zero, will contribute to a market readiness exercise and a vehicle concept of operation study in Scandinavia, furthering Eves development of the UAM market in the region.

Widerøe Zero is excited to work with Eve on the eVTOL concept, said Andreas Kollbye Aks, Chief Executive Officer at Widerøe Zero. Although initially designed for Urban Air Mobility, we expect these highly flexible vehicles to be interesting in a variety of applications also in rural areas; from cargo to passenger transportation. Our partnership with Eve is part of our plan to accelerate the development of sustainable aviation in Norway. We are looking forward to the expanded partnership, unlocking new opportunities to improve regional connectivity.

 In addition to the aircraft program, Eve is harnessing the expertise of both Embraer and Atech, a subsidiary of the Embraer Group, in providing globally recognized air traffic management software to create the solutions that will help safely scale the UAM industry going forward.

In order to contribute to the world target to eliminate greenhouse gas emission by 2050, the aerospace industry depends on disruptive innovation. With Urban Air Mobility, we have a unique opportunity to design a new and optimized mobility ecosystem: infrastructure, vehicle, operations and air traffic management systems said Andr Stein, President and Chief Executive Officer of Eve. "We are thrilled to work together with Widerøe Zero to develop UAM solutions in Scandinavia, with an entirely new, zero-emission, experience to travelers.

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