Embraer’s Eve Urban Air Mobility and Aviation Management Services – Serviços Aeronáuticos (Avantto) have announced a partnership aimed at developing the UAM ecosystem in Latin America.
The letter of intention and partnership includes an order for 100 of Eve’s electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, as well as a collaboration to develop a new eVTOL operation in Brazil and across Latin America. Deliveries are expected to start in 2026.
Avantto and Eve plan to begin their partnership working together to develop new services and procedures that, together with communities and other industry stakeholders, can create a safe and scalable environment for eVTOL operations to expand. These efforts will focus on critical aspects of the passenger experience in order to design for all users, including how to maximise accessibility and inclusiveness in vertiports and eVTOL boarding operations.
“Mission to democratise aviation”
Andre Stein, President & CEO of Eve said: “Avantto has been a great partner for Embraer Executive Jets, and we are reinforcing this bond with a shared focus on sustainability in this next generation of transportation. The strength of Avantto’s experience in operations, coupled with their growth strategy, make an ideal partner for the future expansion of Eve’s eVTOL deployment in Brazil and across Latin America. We will work together to make sure we continue our mission to democratise aviation through increasing accessibility and affordability.”
“For more than a decade, Avantto has uniquely developed software, systems, and procedures enabling the company to offer 24/7 on-call flight services for short-haul intra-city helicopter transportation to its hundreds of active members. This exclusive know-how will be one of the principal pillars of the urban air mobility ecosystem developed by the EVE/Avantto partnership,” added Rogério Andrade, CEO, and Founder of Avantto.
Urban Air Traffic Management project will develop scalable environment
Eve is backed by Embraer’s more than 50-year history of aircraft manufacturing and certification expertise. The zero-emission and low noise eVTOL is continuing to reach development milestones, including the first flight of the engineering simulator in July 2020, and a proof of concept in October 2020. In parallel, Eve’s Urban Air Traffic Management project reached a new milestone in its collaboration with the United Kingdom’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to develop a scalable environment needed to host UAM flights.
Avantto’s fleet already features Embraer’s corporate jets including Phenom 300 and Phenom 100.
This is the largest order yet received by Eve from a customer in Brazil and the second large order for the UAM manufacturer in a month. In September lessor group Bristow ordered up to 100 eVTOLS, with deliveries expected to start in 2026.