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UrbanX Air and Eve Air Mobility plan Miami eVTOL routes for early 2026

UrbanX Air – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Global Crossing Airlines Group which operates the Miami-based airline GlobalX – and Eve Air Mobility have announced plans to bring urban air mobility (UAM) to Miami by launching electric commuter flights throughout the South Florida area beginning in 2026 (subject to receiving all FAA and DOT approvals).

“This announcement marks a pivotal initial phase in making electric air commuting a reality for South Florida residents with both UrbanX and Eve collaborating closely with local and state officials along with infrastructure, energy and technology providers to establish the necessary framework for launching electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft flights,” said a joint company press release. “The flights will help commuters navigate short distances, avoiding traffic congestion and improving travel times, while providing a safer, faster and more sustainable mode of transportation.

“In 2022, GlobalX signed a letter of intent to purchase 200 eVTOLs from Eve, a leader in global eVTOL development. With delivery of its first 10 eVTOLs expected in 2026, UrbanX is poised to be the first to bring innovative aircraft technology to South Florida, revolutionizing urban transportation in the region.”

“Urban Air Mobility has the capacity to transform the way people move throughout the Miami metropolitan area, and we are proud to lead the way to bring this technology to the region and ensure it benefits our entire community,” said Lucy Morillo, Esq., President & CEO of UrbanX.

“The introduction of these eVTOLs marks a significant milestone in achieving our vision to bring all-electric and noise-reduced air travel to life for South Florida residents and tourists alike,” added Ed Wegel, Chairman and CEO of GlobalX. “Adding eVTOLs to our growing fleet provides us the ability to offer clients international, domestic, regional, and intra-city travel options.”

“With an initial route network proposed to cover critical areas in South Florida, UrbanX aims to provide residents with a quick, economical, and lower-carbon means of commuting in dense urban environments, such as Miami-Dade County,” continued the release. “UrbanX and Eve are collaborating to identify origin and destination locations to establish key routes throughout the region. The eVTOL aircraft, with its 100 percent electric design and a range of 60 miles, is well-equipped to complete a variety of UAM flights throughout the Miami area, ensuring efficient and sustainable transportation options.”

“We are looking forward to collaborating with the team at UrbanX to bring eVTOL operations to Miami-Dade County,” said Johann Bordais, CEO of Eve Air Mobility. “By leveraging the latest aviation technology and providing an exceptional customer experience, UrbanX will be well positioned to change the way people commute and travel in South Florida.”

The completion of the transactions contemplated by the Eve Air Mobility LoI is subject to the execution of definitive agreements and receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals.

For more information

https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2023/12/12/2794666/0/en/UrbanX-Air-and-Eve-Air-Mobility-Collaborate-to-Bring-First-Electric-Air-Commuter-Flights-to-Miami.html

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