(01 Jun 2021) Halo, a premium helicopter travel provider in the U.S. and U.K., has ordered 200 of Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions’ electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.
The order represents one of the largest in the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) industry and secures Halo as the launch partner for Eve in both the U.S. and U.K. markets.
Deliveries are expected to start in 2026.
Eve is an independent company formed by Embraer. 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.
“We believe Eve has designed an aircraft that is well-prepared for not only initial certification but also has a proven track record of production,” said Kenneth C. Ricci, Principal of Directional Aviation, investment fund of which Halo is part of. “The outstanding lineage of aircraft design, certification and production that Embraer brings to this aircraft positions Eve with significant advantages in the competitive landscape … The work that Eve and Embraer have completed around their traffic management system is just one more example of how uniquely positioned Eve is to help us deliver on our vision.”
Beyond the initial order and collaboration to develop a new eVTOL operation, Eve and Halo will also partner on the continued development of Eve’s Urban Air Traffic Management system as well as the fleet operations and services product offerings that Eve offers as an ecosystem integrator for UAM operations.
Andre Stein, President & CEO of Eve Urban Air Mobility, said, “This partnership is an important step for Eve to assume its position as a global leader in the UAM industry. We are ready to build the future of mobility with our partners in an extremely collaborative way. Halo is aligned with our mission to create comprehensive Urban Air Mobility solutions and this order marks an important milestone for Eve in key markets. We are confident that this mutually beneficial relationship will have a positive impact for many future users and enable both companies to grow their businesses exponentially.”
Financial details of the order and how it is structured have not been disclosed.