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Eve to Lead Rio de Janeiro UAM Workgroup

Our Bureau - : Aug 31, 2021 - : 1:27 am

Eve Urban Air Mobility is cooperating with strategic partners and government entities for the development of a new concept of operations (CONOPS) for the future market of Urban Air Mobility (UAM) taking place in Rio de Janeiro.

Under Eve’s coordination, the initiative brings together ANAC (Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency) and DECEA (Brazil’s Department of Airspace Control) will work to assess the existing infrastructure and air traffic management (ATM) solutions to safely enable UAM operations through the development of upcoming technologies.

The substantial CONOPS collaboration includes partners such as Helisul Aviation, one of the largest helicopter operators in Latin America; Skyports, a company that designs, builds, and operates vertiports; Flapper, an independent platform for on-demand flights; EDP, one of the largest companies in the energy sector. Also included in this project are Beacon, an EmbraerX spinoff with a platform that connects the ecosystem of aviation maintenance services, and Atech, an Embraer Group company responsible for the development, implementation and support of air control system, and air traffic management (civil and military).

“We want to explore new and practical concepts to facilitate the safe introduction of the urban air mobility industry in Brazil,” said André Stein, Eve’s CEO. “In this initial stage, we will describe the main characteristics and requirements of the ecosystem, from the perspective of the users, partners, entities and government departments involved. According to concept evolution, we will conceive how to enable the purpose of democratizing urban air mobility in a safe, economical and accessible way.”

This first simulation will happen by the end of the year in Rio de Janeiro. Conventional helicopters will be used simulating Eve’s electrical vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, also known in the market as EVA (Electrical Vertical Aircraft). Eve’s aircraft will be fully electric, community-friendly with low noise and zero carbon emissions.

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