Eve Mobility inks order of 40 eVTOL air taxis with Kenya Airlines
Eve, Embraer‘s urban air mobility (UAM) division, says it has signed a deal with a subsidiary of Kenya Airlines for the acquisition of up to 40 electric takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL), with initial deliveries expected in 2026.
Eve revealed the eVTOL agreement with Kenya Airlines’ UAM unit Fahari Aviation on Wednesday, but noted the original letter of intent was signed back in March. In addition to supplying the company with next-generation aircraft, the deal calls for the partners to establish a working group to study development and scaling of air taxis and similar services in Kenya, and create a business model based on those findings.
The moves builds off an accord inked last August to explore the feasibility of using eVTOL craft to launch UAM transport options across Kenya. Earlier this year Kenya Airways CEO Allan Kilavuka announced his decision to push ahead with plans to introduce short-distance electric air services. That’s likely to…