Eve Air Mobility has partnered with Helisul Aviation, one of the largest helicopter operators in Latin America, to help prepare Brazil for urban air mobility operations. It includes an initial order of 50 eVTOL aircraft, with deliveries expected to start in 2026.

Over the last few years, Eve and Helisul have been collaborating to evaluate how to co-create solutions for Urban Air Mobility, leveraging Brazil’s existing air taxi infrastructure – which is one of the largest in the world – for the use of Eve’s aircraft, currently in development.

Both companies will begin this new partnership by working together on a proof of concept operation, using helicopters in order to validate parameters that will apply to the future eVTOL operations.

It will aim to develop new services and procedures that, together with communities and other industry stakeholders, can create a safe and scalable operating environment for eVTOL operations to expand, focusing on critical aspects to design for all users. This will include how to maximise accessibility and inclusiveness in vertiports and eVTOL boarding operations.

Andre Stein, President & CEO of Eve Urban Air Mobility, said: “Disruptive Urban Air Mobility solutions can bring same type of benefits that aviation already brought to longer trips literally closer to people, giving urban commuters more options to move around the city.

“Our partnership with Helisul Aviation allows us to disrupt Brazil’s already large air taxi infrastructure and it is well-positioned for the future of flight transportation. Our team will provide comprehensive services, including Urban Air Traffic Management solutions, while benefiting from Helisul’s unique market position.

Helisul has nearly five decades experience in the rotary wing market, with a fleet of more than 50 aircraft and 14 bases throughout Brazil. The company offers services which include sightseeing flights, transmission line inspections, aeromedical transport, external cargo and charter flights.

Luis Carlos Munhoz da Rocha, Commercial Director of Helisul Aviation, said: “This partnership with Eve is cause for great satisfaction to Helisul. Eve is looking far ahead of the market needs and Helisul shall follow all its steps hand-in-hand.

“With cities growing bigger and traffic more and more congested, our partnership to build intelligent solutions and practices for urban mobility in the big cities will improve quality of life reducing air pollution and moving times with door-to-door transportation.”

The latest announcement from Eve follows on from last week’s news, where the company confirmed it would be supplying Halo Aviation with 200 eVTOL aircraft. The deal is regarded as one of the biggest in the market so far, with deliveries for these aircraft also expected to begin in 2026.

In addition to its aircraft programme, Eve is harnessing the expertise of both Embraer and Atech, a subsidiary of the Embraer Group, to provide globally recognised air traffic management software.