Eve Holdingand Corporación América Airports, which claims to be the largest private-sector airport concession operator in the world by number of airports, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to design and integrate a service and support ecosystem for Urban Air Mobility (UAM) in Europe and Latin America.
They will combine their expertise to assess the market readiness of the ground infrastructure for eVTOL operations at airports, including studies of the regulatory environment.
Corporación América Airports CEO Martin Eurnekian said: “The next five years will probably be decisive in how we move from and through cities, and aviation will play a leading role again.
“Corporación América Airports has always been at the forefront of air transport services and now wants to be a key player in the UAM segment, identifying the challenges and opportunities for better operational, infrastructural and secure contexts.”
Eve co-CEO Andre Stein added: “The Urban Air Mobility ecosystem includes ground infrastructure and operations, airports, and integration of different transportation modes.
“The partnership with Corporación América Airports will allow us to create and implement these concepts, in line with regulatory authorities’ requirements, in different communities in Latin America and Europe supported by Corporación América Airports. Our dedication to enabling a global UAM ecosystem makes Eve a trusted partner in this collaboration,”.
This partnership reinforces both companies’ commitment to safely providing more reliable, affordable, sustainable, integrated and human-centric UAM solutions.
Last month, Eve Holding, formerly known as Zanite, announced a business combination with Eve UAM, a subsidiary of Embraer, when Zanite changed its name to Eve Holding and its securities voluntarily delisted from the Nasdaq, with its common stock to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols “EVEX and “EVEXW”.
The CONOPS included studies on aspects that impact the UAM ecosystem, discussion groups involving the main pillars for its development, and a period of flight operations performed in November 2021 between Barra da Tijuca neighbourhood and RIOgaleão International Airport that simulated the UAM ecosystem with a helicopter.