Embraer’s Eve Bags 200 Electric VTOL Aircraft Order from Helicopter operator, Halo

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Embraer’s Eve Bags 200 Electric VTOL Aircraft Order from Helicopter operator, Halo
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Embraer’s Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions, and U.K. Helicopter operator, Halo today announced a partnership to develop Urban Air Mobility (UAM) products and services in the United Kingdom and the U.S.

This partnership includes an order for 200 of Eve’s electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. Deliveries are expected to start in 2026. This order represents one of the largest in the UAM industry and secures Halo as the launch partner for Eve in both the U.S. and the U.K. markets.

Under the terms of this agreement, Halo, a leading premium helicopter travel provider in the U.S. and U.K. and the first global vertical lift provider, will work with Eve to develop a new eVTOL operation in both countries. Eve is an independent company formed by Embraer S.A. to accelerate the UAM ecosystem around the world.

“We believe Eve has designed an aircraft that is well-prepared for not only initial certification but also has a proven track record of production,” said Kenneth C. Ricci, Principal of Directional Aviation, investment fund of which Halo is part of. “The outstanding lineage of aircraft design, certification and production that Embraer brings to this aircraft positions Eve with significant advantages in the competitive landscape.”

Eve has already invested in the U.K. market as the leader of a consortium that is solving the regulatory and operational issues to bring eVTOL operations to London. In collaboration with the UK Civil Aviation Authority´s “innovation sandbox” program, Eve and Halo’s partnership help develop London as a viable and attractive market for UAM operations.

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