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Eve and Microflite to Develop Urban Air Mobility Services in Australia

Eve Urban Air Mobility has partnered Microflite, an Australia-based helicopter operator.

The two companies believe that by working together they can lay the foundation for urban air mobility operations in Australia, perhaps even as early as 2026.

This partnership is an exciting development for Microflite. Australia needs a post-COVID lift and what better way to do that than by developing high-tech and low carbon jobs that support transport, tourism and the vibrancy of this wonderful country, said Jonathan Booth, CEO of Microflite. Microflite will work closely with Eve and its partners to evaluate the best path to bring this innovative service to customers.

Eve Urban Air Mobility has partnered Microflite, an Australia-based helicopter operator. The two companies believe that by working together they can lay the foundation for urban air mobility operations in Australia, perhaps even as early as 2026. Click to enlarge.

Microflite and Eve plan to begin their partnership using helicopters, where appropriate, as a proof of concept to validate parameters that will apply to future electrical vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft operations, also known as EVA (Electrical Vertical Aircraft).

The partnership also aims to develop new services and procedures that will create a safe and scalable operating environment for EVA operations together with communities and other industry stakeholders.

Microflite has worked with Eve since 2019 by contributing to the Concept of Operations developed jointly between Eve and Airservices Australia. This work laid the foundation for exploring new and practical concepts to safely facilitate the introduction of air taxis using Melbourne, Australia.

Our partnership with Microflite allows Eve to inject innovation and new mobility solutions within the Australian market. We can deliver a comprehensive solution, including maintenance services and air traffic management, getting ready to introduce our aircraft to Australia, while benefiting from Microflites extensive local operational experience, said Andre Stein, President & CEO of Eve Urban Air Mobility, an Embraer spinoff.

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