Eve Air Mobility signed a Letter of Intent with Ferrovial Vertiports to explore the use of Eve’s air traffic management software solution to support vertiport operations and eVTOL services. (Photo: Ferrovial/Eve)
Eve Air Mobility and Ferrovial Vertiports intend to collaborate in evaluating the use of Eve’s air traffic management (ATM) solution for enabling advanced air mobility operations. These operations include electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft as well as vertiports—where eVTOLs can take off, land, and recharge.
Ferrovial Vertiports is involved in the development of vertiport networks that support eVTOL operations. The CEO of Ferrovial Vertiports, Kevin Cox, shared in a recent interview with Avionics International that sustainability is part of its vertiport development strategy. “We are committed to innovation and to being part of a future of faster and greener mobility,” he explained. “We’re taking a global lead in vertiport development, creating sustainable, interconnected infrastructures for VTOLs.”
In addition to developing an eVTOL aircraft, Eve has created an agnostic software solution for urban ATM. The software is designed to support safe, reliable operations of eVTOL aircraft and vertiports.
Ferrovial Vertiports has previously entered into an agreement with another eVTOL developer, Lilium. In January 2021, the two companies announced that they will work together to build a network that includes at least 10 vertiports across the state of Florida.
The Letter of Intent signed by Eve and Ferrovial Vertiports this week confirms their shared commitment to the safe integration of urban air mobility operations on a global scale.
“Our goal is to build a series of agnostic vertiport networks across the United States and Europe and ensuring that we are utilizing an agnostic state-of-the-art Urban Air Traffic Management system will be key to achieving our ambitions,” said CEO Kevin Cox in the press release.
Andre Stein, co-CEO of Eve, also commented on the new agreement, saying, “Eve is more than an eVTOL manufacturer and we are working with companies like Ferrovial Vertiports to provide them with solutions that will allow these aircraft to operate safely and efficiently.”
Eve is planning to launch services of its eVTOL aircraft in both the U.S. and Brazil in 2026 following certification by Brazil's aviation authority, ANAC, and the FAA.