Eve and Global Crossing Airlines sign LOI for eVTOL aircraft; Consortium announces concept for Miami

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www.txtav.com/jetsEve UAM and Global Crossing Airlines Group (GlobalX) have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) to order up to 200 of Eve’s electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL). This potential sale is included in Eve’s current order backlog of up to 1,785 eVTOLs. The company expects to start the deliveries in 2026.

The agreement also enables a promising partnership that intends to explore the development of an ecosystem to scale Urban Air Mobility (UAM) and reinforces the Concept of Operations (CONOPS) in Miami-Dade that was announced today. GlobalX’s expertise as a flag airline will contribute not only to the formulation of the infrastructure needed to permit eVTOL flights, but also the deployment of Eve’s aircraft throughout their network.

“We are honoured to be working with Eve Air Mobility and believe their affiliation with Embraer ensures Eve will be the best positioned eVTOL OEM. These eVTOLs will enable us to expand our market throughout south Florida, bringing our customers to their flights at MIA and FLL, as well as local flying within Key West and all of the Keys, Naples, and Palm Beach. This will help extend and expand our brand,” said Ed Wegel, Chair and CEO of GlobalX.

“We are delighted with this partnership with GlobalX, which will maximise our efforts to structure UAM operations. Their experience as an airline will contribute to the expansion of Eve’s eVTOL deployment in North America. The partnership also ensures both companies’ commitment to delivering sustainable UAM and providing the community with better and faster solutions,” said Andre Stein, co-CEO of Eve.

The completion of the transactions contemplated by the LoI is subject to the execution of definitive agreements and receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals.

Eve consortium announces initial UAM concept in Miami-Dade County

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Eve UAM announced it has formed a consortium of leading Urban Air Mobility (UAM) organisations and technology enablers, including Skyports, L3Harris Technologies, and the Community Air Mobility Initiative (CAMI) to develop a Concept of Operations (CONOPS) for UAM operations between Miami International Airport (MIA) and the Miami Beach Convention Center. This agnostic document is intended to be the first of several deliverables for bringing UAM operations to Miami-Dade.

The consortium examined the ecosystem required for both passenger and vehicle journeys, received valuable insights and feedback from stakeholders across Miami-Dade County, and accessed locally, publicly available information. The data were used to establish a foundational understanding of how UAM could safely support an airport shuttle use case in the county. Each of the consortium partners has been playing an essential role within this collaboration. Skyports designs, builds, and operates take-off and landing infrastructures for UAM aircraft, L3Harris integrates next-generation Air Traffic Management (ATM) technologies to enable UAM operations, and CAMI supports the responsible integration of UAM into communities.

“Miami-Dade County and Florida present a great opportunity for Eve to create a blueprint that can be replicated in markets in North America and other regions as we look toward the introduction of UAM operations. Eve and the consortium have gained valuable insights into how best we, and our peers, can prepare the ecosystem to launch and scale safely. We are excited to continue working with all stakeholders in Miami-Dade County and the community on the next phases of this concept of operations,” said Andre Stein, co-CEO of Eve.

“Skyports is proud to partner with this consortium and community leaders to contribute our infrastructure knowledge to the future of Urban Air Mobility in Miami-Dade. We believe this study is an important first step to working with the community as well as local industry to ensure vertiports can be delivered with strong local support. As Miami-Dade County begins preparation for Urban Air Mobility operations in the coming years we look forward to working with local and state leaders to make this a reality,” said Duncan Walker, CEO of Skyports.

The consortium is now seeking community input on the first phase of this CONOPS and will hold various “listen and learn” sessions with community stakeholders, our peers, and potential operators to examine how additional procedures and frameworks can be developed in the coming months and years to facilitate the successful adoption of UAM operations in Miami-Dade. This feedback will allow the consortium to better understand Miami-Dade’s unique operating environment, establish a more detailed flight profile, address community concerns, and determine how charging infrastructure for electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft can be safely built into a future UAM ecosystem.

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