Eve Air Mobil­i­ty has com­plet­ed its urban air traf­fic man­age­ment (UATM) pro­to­type, which focuss­es on con­cepts and ser­vices essen­tial to sup­port­ing the intro­duc­tion and scal­a­bil­i­ty of urban air mobil­i­ty (UAM) oper­a­tions.

The UATM pro­to­type was ini­tial­ly test­ed dur­ing Eve’s Chica­go Sim­u­la­tion Expe­ri­ence last fall to sup­port the val­i­da­tion of foun­da­tion­al UATM con­cepts and the inte­gra­tion of UAM into the ecosys­tem.

The sim­u­la­tion, which used heli­copters as a sub­sti­tute for eVTOLs, per­formed tests of UATM tech­nol­o­gy in com­bi­na­tion with sim­u­lat­ing ground ser­vices, infra­struc­ture and equip­ment require­ments, and vehi­cle and pas­sen­ger jour­neys.

The sim­u­la­tion pro­vid­ed essen­tial feed­back for Eve to advance the devel­op­ment of its com­mer­cial UATM solu­tions, through which cus­tomers will be able to enjoy tai­lored traf­fic man­age­ment ser­vices that meet their needs and achieve effi­cient oper­a­tions and resource opti­miza­tions.

“Advanced air mobil­i­ty has the poten­tial to unlock sig­nif­i­cant new trans­porta­tion options and eco­nom­ic oppor­tu­ni­ties for soci­ety, and Eve recog­nis­es that these devel­op­ments need to be reviewed for uni­fi­ca­tion with the cur­rent air­space ecosys­tem,” said Eve co-CEO Andre Stein.

“UATM tech­nol­o­gy will pro­vide crit­i­cal traf­fic man­age­ment ser­vices and will play a key role in enabling the glob­al UAM mar­ket to scale, and has a cus­tomer-cen­tric design to address future pain points.”

Eve is engag­ing with Ate­ch, Embraer’s Air Traf­fic Con­trol tech­nol­o­gy and sys­tem inte­gra­tor com­pa­ny, to sup­port the devel­op­ment of the UATM soft­ware solu­tion. Eve will lever­age Atech’s expe­ri­ence in devel­op­ing avi­a­tion-grade prod­ucts from the ATM sys­tems in Brazil.

Eve is lever­ag­ing part­ner­ships with key organ­i­sa­tions includ­ing Halo Avi­a­tion, Blade India, Sky­way, Bluen­est, Vola­tus and Fer­rovial, hav­ing con­duct­ed advi­so­ry groups with these part­ners to ensure that its soft­ware devel­op­ment aligns with their needs and will max­imise the poten­tial val­ue of UATM to their oper­a­tions.

The com­pa­ny is also con­tin­u­ing to col­lab­o­rate with reg­u­la­tors, air nav­i­ga­tion ser­vice providers, fleet oper­a­tors, ver­ti­port devel­op­ers, air­ports and oth­er UAM ecosys­tems stake­hold­ers across the Amer­i­c­as, Europe and Asia Pacif­ic to advance con­cepts and begin devel­op­ing tech­nol­o­gy to sup­port the ini­tial oper­a­tion and scal­ing of UAM oper­a­tions.

In March, Fer­rovial Ver­ti­ports and Eve Air Mobil­i­ty agreed to part­ner to devel­op safe and reli­able oper­a­tion of ver­ti­ports and eVTOLs.