Eve Air Mobility (“Eve”) (NYSE: EVEX; EVEXW) has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Bluenest, a company powered by Globalvia dedicated to innovation in advanced air mobility with a focus on vertiport infrastructure, to supply Eve’s Urban Air Traffic Management (UATM) software solution in support of future Vertiport Automation Systems. As part of the agreement, the companies will jointly study the use of the software for Urban Air Mobility (UAM) operations by developing an operational model in specific regions and missions according to Bluenest’s needs.
“We firmly believe collaboration is the best way to make the future air mobility a reality,” highlighted Gema Ferrero, Managing Director of Bluenest by Globalvia. “Therefore, through this strategic collaboration, Eve and Bluenest will be able to better manage vertiport urban air mobility operations and related infrastructure, thus bonding sky and ground between the two companies.”
“Collaborating with Bluenest by Globalvia will further increase industry knowledge and perception of Eve as a strong provider of UATM solutions and continue to foster our understanding of vertiport operations,” said Andre Stein, Co-CEO of Eve. “Our software will support the integrated operation of UAM aircraft, optimising operational performance and safety, as well as preparing for both scale and eventual integration of uncrewed vehicles.”
Eve’s UATM software is an agnostic solution aiming to maximize vertiports’ efficiency and ensure high resource utilization as well as safe, effective air traffic management. Eve’s further development of its UATM customer base demonstrates its commitment to safe and successful vertiport operations and the full ecosystem necessary for a robust UAM market. Bluenest enters a selected group of partners to better improve their UAM operations.
Why it’s important: This partnership showcases Eve’s growing urban air traffic management customer group and is key in expediting the development of future vertiport operations and infrastructure. Eve said that its planned UATM software will be an agnostic platform that could be used by any of the eVTOL aircraft being developed for applications such as air taxi services; therefore, the headway made here will be transferrable to the entire aerial mobility industry and will benefit more than just the companies initially involved in the development.