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Embraer’s Eve explores eVTOL operations in Miami

Embraer’s Eve Air Mobility has secured key partnerships to explore urban air mobility (UAM) operations in Miami-Dade County, Florida.

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Eve Air Mobility has signed a letter of intent with Global Crossing Airlines in Miami that includes a conditional pre-order for up to 200 of Eve’s eVTOL aircraft. Eve Air Mobility Image

The eVTOL company announced yesterday that it has formed a consortium of UAM companies, tasked with developing a concept of operations (CONOPs) to explore UAM services that would connect the Miami International Airport (MIA) with the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Working alongside Eve, the consortium includes Skyports, L3Harris Technologies, and the Community Air Mobility Initiative (CAMI), each bringing its own expertise to the group. While Skyports specializes in designing and building vertiport infrastructure, L3Harris focuses on integrating air traffic management technologies. Meanwhile, CAMI deals with integrating UAM into communities through education, communication, and collaboration.

Andre Stein, co-CEO of Eve, expects the consortium’s work in the Miami area to become the “blueprint” for UAM operations that Eve can then replicate in markets across North America and other regions.

Its next step is to establish a more detailed flight profile, address community concerns, and determine the logistics around charging infrastructure. To do this, the consortium is hosting engagement sessions from now until the end of June with community stakeholders, peers, and potential operators to discuss the first phase of the CONOPs. Those who want to participate can email the group at [email protected].

“Eve and the consortium have gained valuable insights into how best we, and our peers, can prepare the ecosystem to launch and scale safely,” Stein said. “We are excited to continue working with all stakeholders in Miami-Dade County and the community on the next phases of this concept of operations.”

Separate from the consortium, Eve also announced that it has signed a letter of intent with Global Crossing Airlines in Miami, which includes a conditional pre-order for up to 200 of Eve’s eVTOL aircraft.

“These eVTOLs will enable us to expand our market throughout south Florida, bringing our customers to their flights at MIA and FLL [Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport], as well as local flying within Key West and all of the Keys, Naples, and Palm Beach,” said Ed Wegel, chair and CEO of GlobalX.

The potential sale is already included in the company’s order backlog of up to 1,785 eVTOLs, in which Eve expects to start delivering in 2026.

Eve is developing an eVTOL aircraft that can carry a pilot and four passengers but will be “autonomous ready” for future autonomous flights. The company is targeting a range of up to 60 miles (96 kilometers) and a cruising speed of up to 125 miles per hour (201 kilometers per hour). Eve expects to receive type certification with the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC) by the end of 2025 and begin deliveries the following year.

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