Eve Urban Air Mobility is partnering with the flight booking service Ascent to introduce Eve’s future eVTOL air taxis into Asia-Pacific markets.
It’s the latest in a string of partnerships recently announced by Eve, the Embraer spinoff that is in talks to merge with the blank-check company Zanite Acquisition Corp. Zanite is co-led by Directional Aviation principal Kenn Ricci, whose Halo brand announced on June 1 that it had placed a conditional order for 200 of Eve’s eVTOL aircraft, becoming the launch customer for the four-passenger air taxi in the U.S. and U.K.
A week later, Eve announced another order for 50 aircraft from Helisul Aviation, which aims to use them for urban air mobility (UAM) operations in Brazil. Deliveries to both Halo and Helisul are expected to begin in 2026, pending certification of the aircraft.
Based in Singapore, Ascent currently works with aircraft operators in Thailand and the Philippines to book private charters and flights by the seat. According to a press release, its partnership with Eve aims at enabling the progressive entry of Eve’s eVTOLs throughout the Asia-Pacific region for air taxi, cargo, and air medical services. The partners also expect to integrate Eve’s urban air traffic management services into Ascent’s growing technology platform “to ensure secure and scalable operations.”
“This partnership with Eve is a leap forward for Ascent toward achieving our ambition to democratize sustainable urban air mobility,” stated Ascent founder and CEO Lionel Sinai-Sinelnikoff. “Joining forces with Eve, and by extension counting with the active support from the Embraer Group, will enable us to accelerate our development for a larger impact, secure the entry of market-fit all-electric aircraft, and provide safe and secure operations at scale thanks to urban air traffic management integration.”
Ascent previously announced a partnership with Israel’s Urban Aeronautics to advance commercialization of the CityHawk, a hydrogen/electric VTOL aircraft also intended for UAM operations.