Eve, United announce SF air taxi services as UAM option to cars
Eve, the urban air mobility (UAM) unit of Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer, has announced joint plans with United Airlines to launch future air taxi flights across the San Francisco Bay Area as an aerial commuter option to the region’s frequently clogged roadways.
On Wednesday Eve announced its first operational project with United, which last year took a $15 million investment stake in the startup, and placed a conditional order for 200 of its air taxis while reserving an option for 200 more. The plan revealed today calls for the two companies to launch UAM commuter services across San Francisco and its surrounding area sometime after Eve’s intended type certification and commercialization of its electric vertical takeoff and landing planes (eVTOL) in 2026.
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In addition to announcing the first air taxi services in the densely populated,…