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Eve Urban Air Mobility signs agreement with Ascent for Asia-Pacific eVTOL development

By Chris Stonor

Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions and Ascent have announced a partnership to accelerate the development of Urban Air Mobility (UAM) in the Asia-Pacific markets, reports a press release.

The release says, “The partnership will advance the entry of Eve’s electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle (eVTOL) aircraft into Ascent’s growing technology platform that allows users to book charter flights as well as flights by the seat and orchestrate UAM operations seamlessly. The partnership aims to enable the progressive entry of Eve’s eVTOLs throughout the region dedicated to air taxi, cargo and air medical services.”

And goes on, “Ascent currently includes a data base of air operator partners that are dedicated to UAM operations, throughout Thailand and the Philippines, and is set to expand its presence in the region. Additionally, the parties expect that Eve’s Urban Air Traffic Management (UATM) services will be fully integrated into Ascent technology to ensure secure and scalable operations.”

Lionel Sinai-Sinelnikoff

Lionel Sinai-Sinelnikoff, founder and CEO of Ascent, said, “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.”

Andre Stein, president and CEO of Eve Urban Air Mobility, added, “Armed with Ascent’s data and platform, we will be well positioned to enter into the Asia Pacific market. On our end, we are committed to supporting Ascent’s growth and its ambition to democratise air mobility.”

Ascent, Asia’s first technology-powered UAM service, is designed to make cities more connected by moving people seamlessly and affordably by air, using helicopters today and eVTOLs in the future.

Ascent Helicopter

With this new partnership, the companies can demonstrate the extent of Ascent’s platform and market penetration while offering increased accessibility to a broader segment of the Asia Pacific region. Ascent will then facilitate the entry into market of Eve dedicated solutions.

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