Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions and Sydney Seaplanes have announced a partnership laying the foundation for new electric air taxi operations in Greater Sydney, Australia to include an initial order of 50 eVTOLs.
The new partnership will accelerate progress towards 100 per cent of greater Sydney’s local tourism and commuter flights coming from zero emission electric aviation. Progressive deliveries of the eVTOLs are expected to commence from 2026.
“Service will have a widespread appeal”
Aaron Shaw, CEO of Sydney Seaplanes, said: “This is an exciting development for Sydney Seaplanes. Sydney needs a post-COVID lift and what better way to do that than by developing high-tech and zero carbon jobs that support transport, tourism and the vibrancy of this wonderful city. Eve’s eVTOL technology will integrate seamlessly with our electric amphibious fleet to deliver a range of tourism and commuter journeys. Subject to community consultation, we expect some flights will operate from our iconic Rose Bay aviation terminal in Sydney Harbour. This service will have a widespread appeal which will allow us to open new routes beyond the Harbour and throughout the greater Sydney region.”
“We are pleased to support Sydney Seaplanes as they seek to bring new mobility solutions to Sydney. The Greater Sydney market offers significant potential for scaled Urban Air Mobility operations, to make the most of the iconic beauty of Sydney Harbour and to improve the efficiency of movement to complement existing transport modes. Eve will support this new partnership with comprehensive solutions for aircraft operations including air traffic management solutions, maintenance, training, and other services,” said Andre Stein, President & CEO of Eve Urban Air Mobility.
Eve is backed by Embraer’s 50-year plus history of aircraft manufacturing and certification expertise and Embraer subsidiary Atech, which provides globally recognised air traffic management software to create the solutions that will help safely scale the UAM industry going forward.
Sydney Seaplanes is one of the largest tourism flight operators in Australia. Since commencing services in 2005, the company has flown over 425,000 passengers on 80,000 flights.