Credit: Embraer Embraer’s Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions signed a memorandum of understanding with Kenya Airways PLC. Embraer’s Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions signed a memorandum of understanding with Kenya Airways PLC, through its fully owned subsidiary Fahari Aviation. According to a news release from Embraer, the collaboration aims to develop operational models for the wide accessibility of urban air mobility (UAM). In addition, the partnership aims to establish concepts and procedures to safely scale electrical vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.
Eve will support Fahari Aviation in establishing its UAM network and collaborate on the required urban air traffic management (UATM) procedures and UAM operating environment.
The partnership also will allow Fahari Aviation to support Eve’s aircraft and product development process, which will help guide the integration of UAM with Kenya Airways’ overall operations.
“We are thrilled to partner with Kenya Airways to provide new forms of air mobility throughout the region for both people and goods. The creation of disruptive and widely accessible urban air mobility solutions will help democratize mobility by making it more accessible, affordable and giving communities more options. This partnership will foster long-term mobility strategies throughout the country and region. With our aircraft and aerospace services backing and Kenya Airways’ innovative approach to air mobility, we are enthusiastic about opening this region to more sustainable and community-friendly air access for all,” said Andre Stein, president & CEO of Eve.
“Partnerships are vital in mapping out the future of our airline, something which the global crisis has reinforced. Innovation is a critical element of our long-term sustainability. Fahari Aviation is at the forefront of exploring advanced technologies, with a key focus in aviation, starting with drone technology. With this partnership, we look to develop innovative air mobility solutions for our clients in Kenya and throughout the region,” stated Allan Kilavuka, group managing director and CEO of Kenya Airways.