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Helisul Aviation Partners Eve Urban Air Mobility; Orders up to 50 eVTOLs

Helisul Aviation, one of the largest helicopter operators in Latin America, has partnered with Eve Urban Air Mobility to promote the use of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft in Brazil.

In addition to collaborating on a suite of products and services, the partnership includes an order for up to 50 eVTOLs with deliveries expected to start in 2026.

Over the last few years, Eve and Helisul have been collaborating to evaluate how to co-create solutions for Urban Air Mobility, leveraging Brazils existing air taxi infrastructure, one of the largest in the world, for the use of Eves eVTOL aircraft.

In addition to collaborating on a suite of products and services, the partnership between Helisul Aviation and Eve Urban Air Mobility includes an order for up to 50 eVTOLs with deliveries expected to start in 2026. Pictured: eVTOLs flying over Bangkok, Thailand. Click to enlarge.

This partnership with Eve is cause for great satisfaction to Helisul, said Luis Carlos Munhoz da Rocha, Commercial Director of Helisul Aviation. Eve is looking far ahead of the market needs and Helisul shall follow all its steps hand-in-hand. With cities growing bigger and traffic more and more congested, our partnership to build intelligent solutions and practices for urban mobility in the big cities will improve quality of life reducing air pollution and moving times with door-to-door transportation.

Helisul and Eve plan to begin their partnership working together in a proof of concept (POC) operation, using helicopters in order to validate parameters that will apply to the future eVTOL operations.

The partnership aims to develop new services and procedures that, together with communities and other industry stakeholders, can create a safe and scalable operating environment for eVTOL operations to expand, focusing on critical aspects to design for all users, including how to maximize accessibility and inclusiveness in vertiports and eVTOL boarding operations.

Disruptive Urban Air Mobility solutions can bring same type of benefits that aviation already brought to longer trips literally closer to people, giving urban commuters more options to move around the city, said Andre Stein, President & CEO of Eve Urban Air Mobility. Our partnership with Helisul Aviation allows us to disrupt Brazils already large air taxi infrastructure and it is well-positioned for the future of flight transportation. Our team will provide comprehensive services, including Urban Air Traffic Management solutions, while benefiting from Helisuls unique market position.

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.

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