(24 Aug 2021) Eve Urban Air Mobility, an Embraer company, has expanded its partnership with Ascent Flights Global.
Beginning in 2026, Eve will provide Ascent with up to 100,000 hours of flight time per year on its electrical vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, also known as EVA (Electrical Vertical Aircraft), for use in key cities such as Bangkok (Thailand), Manila (Philippines), Melbourne (Australia), Singapore, and Tokyo (Japan).
“Ascent is one of the greatest players of Urban Air Mobility in the Asia Pacific and its strong presence in the region makes it an ideal partner for Eve’s operations. The region holds a massive demand for transportation disruption that can be filled with our low-emission aircraft. This is the right recipe for sustainable growth,” said Andre Stein, President & CEO of Eve.
Eve plans to deploy up to 100 aircraft to be marketed by Ascent on its current and future routes. Ascent, which acts as an independent on-demand platform, will pay for flight time utilized on Eve’s aircraft while operating in combination with partners in the Asia Pacific and other markets. The deployment of Eve aircraft across the Ascent network is subject to the parties entering into definitive final agreements.
“Eve’s innovative technology, combined with its manufacturing expertise and global servicing footprint through Embraer, comfort us in bringing a solution fitting the region’s complex requirements. With Ascent operating system onboarding Eve’s fleet and connected to Eve’s UATM, air operator partners will be empowered to elevate UAM operations at scale,” said Lionel Sinai-Sinelnikoff, Founder & CEO of Ascent.