Eve signs eVTOL deal with UAM company BLADE India
Embraer’s urban air mobility unit (UAM) Eve has struck a multi-faceted deal with aerial service provider BLADE India that includes an order of 200 of the Brazilian company’s future electric takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.
The partnership is designed to assist BLADE India’s preparation for planned UAM services like air taxi flights in the country, with Eve providing eVTOL craft, operating systems, and navigation and air traffic management platforms. As the pair works to ready BLADE India’s future activities, Eve says information and insight it gains from their efforts will be integrated into its own development of next-generation planes and support systems.
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As part of their linkup, Eve and Blade India intend on operating a three-month simulated UAM transport project using helicopters to simultaneously test routes and potential vertiport locations, while…