Eve Air Mobility and Jeju Air, the South Korean low-cost airline, today announced the release of a new concept of operations (CONOPS) white paper for electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) flights on Jeju Island. The two companies say they collaborated to produce the analysis which is the first step in understanding what will be needed to make future urban air mobility (UAM) operations in South Korea a reality.
“The jointly written white paper examines in detail, the operational and commercial business case of establishing UAM services in Jeju Island” according to the press release. “This includes analysis and findings from the Jejuair voice of customer survey done earlier in 2023.
“South Korea is one of the first countries to begin laying the groundwork for urban air mobility. Establishing a concept of operations is one of the first steps toward future Urban Air Mobility. Eve has worked with a variety of cities, countries and regulatory authorities to establish concepts of operations in the U.S., Brazil, U.K. and others around the world.
“The CONOPS will be available on Eve’s website for the entire community to better understand how the UAM ecosystem will enable a new means of affordable, safe and sustainable transportation on Jeju Island. Eve hopes that the CONOPS will encourage all those responsible for this ecosystem to evolve together so that the industry, regulatory agencies, civil and government entities, and the community can continue investing in, developing, and integrating this new mode of transportation.”
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