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Urban Air Mobility in Apac

Eve is a new, independent company dedicated to accelerating the global Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ecosystem. Benefitting from a startup mindset, backed by Embraer’s more than 50-year history of aerospace expertise, its singular focus takes a comprehensive approach to the UAM industry by providing a holistic ecosystem. Its advanced electric vertical aircraft (EVA), coupled with its comprehensive global services and support network, and a unique air traffic management solution make it a serious contender in this space. Ascent is a Singapore based start-up powering Air Mobility in Asia. Ascent is an Air Mobility operating system, that integrates ecosystems and runs operations such as air taxi, touristic, cargo, and medical services, within urban areas and across regions. Ascent ambitions to democratise Air Mobility, as a convenient, reliable mode of mobility that addresses congestion, connectivity, environmental sustainability, and health issues generated by rapid urbanisation and the pandemic. Ascent is operational in Southeast Asia. Awaiting for eVTOLs, Ascent makes use of helicopters and planes today. “Ascent is one of the greatest players of Urban Air Mobility in the Asia Pacific and its strong presence in the. region makes it an ideal partner for Eve’s operations. The region holds a massive demand for transportation disruption that can be filled with our low-emission aircraft. This is the right recipe for sustainable growth,” said Andre Stein, President & CEO of Eve. Eve plans to deploy up to 100 aircraft to be marketed by Ascent on its current and future routes. Ascent, which acts as an independent on-demand platform, will pay for flight time utilised on Eve’s aircraft while operating in combination with partners in the Asia Pacific and other markets. This new agreement is part of Eve ́s comprehensive UAM strategy to position the company as a leader in the industry. The deployment of Eve aircraft across the Ascent network is subject to the parties entering into definitive final agreements. “Eve’s innovative technology, combined with its manufacturing expertise and global servicing footprint through Embraer, comfort us in bringing a solution fitting the region’s complex requirements. With Ascent operating system onboarding Eve’s fleet and connected to Eve’s UATM, air operator partners will be empowered to elevate UAM operations at scale,” highlighted Lionel Sinai-Sinelnikoff, Founder & CEO of Ascent.

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