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Paris 2023: Eve and Blade expand partnership to accelerate electric air mobility in Europe

Eve Air Mobility and Blade Air Mobility today announced at the Paris Air Show an extension of their long-standing partnership through a memorandum of understanding (“MoU”). This collaboration aims to lay the foundation to integrate Eve’s state-of-the-art electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft (“eVTOL”) into Blade’s European route network.

Last September, Blade acquired the charter and scheduled flight operations of three urban air mobility operators in Southern Europe: Monacair, Héli Sécurité, and Azur Hélicoptère. The company says their integration into the new MoU with Eve positions them as crucial contributors to ongoing technical and commercial discussions.

Blade reports it is set to focus on developing practical applications for Advanced Air Mobility (AAM), including identifying future routes in France and other European countries that could support AAM operations. This approach the company says will modernise the industry and build the sustainable infrastructure required to bring the concept of electric aviation to fruition.

In 2022 Eve entered into an agreement with Blade India to deploy up to 200 eVTOLs in the country. The year before, Blade and Eve signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for operations in the United States, enabling Eve to provide up to 60 eVTOLs annually in the West Coast, New York and Florida markets.

The deployment of Eve’s eVTOLs in Europe the company reports is subject to receipt of necessary regulatory approvals and certification, in addition to all parties entering into a definitive agreement.

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