Helipass has become the latest company to team up with Eve Air Mobility and help accelerate the deployment of eVTOL aircraft across France and Europe.
The partnership aims to fly Eve’s electric aircraft — which is planned for commercial launch in 2026 — for a total of 50,000 flight hours per year. This could lead to an optional increase of 100,000 annual flight hours across Helipass’ network.
Helipass plans to open digital bookings on its platform to offer an innovative and seamless user experience to customers throughout its network.To support the expansion of this partnership, Eve will also work with Helipass to develop training, on-site support, and technical publications to facilitate the launch of eVTOL commercial operations.
Andre Stein, President & CEO of Eve, said: “We are very happy about bringing Helipass to our family of partners, increasing the global reach of our solutions to the UAM market. Europe is not only ripe for new mobility solutions, but also very focused on ensuring a more sustainable future, which is very much in line with Eve’s vision.”
Helipass is the French headquarter platform for tourism and air mobility, serving the helicopter industry with more than 700 worldwide destinations. Already 72 000 people have flown helicopters using its service and as the transition to eVTOL aircraft gets bigger, Helipass is developing new routes for the airport to city service and preparing new flying experiences.
Additionally, Helipass is committed as laureate with the Choose Paris Region to offer electric air vehicles during the Paris Olympic Games 2024.
Frederic Aguettant, CEO of Helipass, added “This is a great step for Electric Air Mobility. We are very proud to open the way and democratize the air with Eve. This new aircraft will transform our sightseeing activity with less noise and zero-emission on all our destinations for sustainable flights.
“The airport transfer activity will also become sustainable and open to everybody as a real mobility solution. Helipass, the air mobility platform with 600 destinations and 120 helicopter operators is opening the way for a better future.”
Following the commercial introduction of Eve’s eVTOL aircraft, both companies will work to launch it across Helipass’ markets. These flights will include sightseeing, city and airport transfers, as well as a growing on-demand service.
Both parties will look into growing the service beyond this agreement to include additional use cases, as well as the requisite services needed to support the scalability of Urban Air Mobility (UAM) products in Helipass’ core markets.
This latest agreement with Helipass extends a long list of partnerships Eve has already signed, with companies including Ascent in Asia-Pacific, Helisul and Flapper in South America, Halo Aviation in the USA and UK, Microflite in Australia. and Kenyan Airways in Africa.