Eve Air Mobility hosted a global summit at its U.S. facility in Melbourne, Florida, to collaborate and discuss the needed infrastructure to support Urban Air Mobility (UAM).

The two-day event brought together more than 20 operators, suppliers, infrastructure companies and public officials from 16 different organizations with the goal of identifying next steps to support the future of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicle operations.

During the event, the company held information sessions and workshops on a variety of topics including passenger experience, energy, network planning, services, sound and digital infrastructure. Attendees also participated in several hands-on exercises including developing a prototype vertiport to include a passenger terminal, vehicle service and charging locations.

Forum for key stakeholders

“As we progress with the development of our eVTOL, Services and Operations Solutions, and Urban Air Traffic Management (Urban ATM) offering, we wanted to create a forum for key stakeholders with the intent to collaboratively meet the challenges of the emerging UAM market,” said Andre Stein, co-CEO of Eve Air Mobility. “There is much more to the equation than just the development of an aircraft. This week’s event highlighted some key areas that we will continue to work on together as we move forward.”

From the beginning, Eve has been working with operators and various industry partners to solicit regular feedback as it progresses toward launch of its eVTOL and related full suite of services.

In March, Eve signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Ferrovial Vertiports, a subsidiary of leading global infrastructure operator Ferrovial, to explore the use of Eve’s Urban Air Traffic Management (Urban ATM) software solution to support the safe and reliable operation of vertiports and electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.

Ferrovial Vertiports focuses on the development of vertiport networks for the take-off, landing, operation, and maintenance of passenger services of eVTOL.
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