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.