Eve Air Mobility and AirX Inc. Sign Letter of Intent with Japan’s AirX Inc.,

London, 18 April 2024, (Oilandgaspress): – Eve Air Mobility (“Eve”) (NYSE: EVEX; EVEXW) has signed a letter of intent with AirX Inc., Japan’s largest public helicopter air charter service, for up to 10 firm and up to 40 optional electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. The order will support the continued development and scaling of innovative transportation operations in Japan.

“We appreciate AirX’s trust and confidence in Eve by not only purchasing our eVTOL aircraft, but services and operations solutions and our Vector – the urban air traffic management software,” said Johann Bordais, CEO of Eve. “Japan has been progressive in their approach and interest in eVTOL operations and we look forward to continuing to expand our relationships and as we support Japan’s urban air mobility objectives going forward.”

“We are deeply impressed not only by EVE’s technological capabilities, but also by their commitment to building an ecosystem,” said Kiwamu Tezuka, CEO of AirX Inc. “Our aim is to revolutionize the current industry, making transport services useful and affordable for everyone. By integrating our knowledge, experiences, and existing business platform with EVE’s comprehensive solutions, we hope to overcome transportation limitations by advancing eVTOL operations in Japan.”

AirX is a pioneer of advanced air mobility in Japan and a digital platform company offering a total solution of charter services to the Japanese public via AIROS Skyview. AirX announced the launch of the Greater Tokyo Area’s first eVTOL test field, the UAM Centre. This innovative initiative builds on AirX’s rich history of offering unique aerial experiences through AIROS Skyview since 2015, marking a significant milestone in the company’s journey towards sustainable and accessible urban air mobility (UAM). The UAM Centre is set to revolutionize air travel in the Tokyo metropolitan area, showcasing the company’s commitment to innovation and the future of transportation.

The Asia-Pacific region is an important market for Eve Air Mobility. The company continues to build diverse relationships and work with its customers and potential customers to bring a new mode of transportation to help ease traffic congestion in the region. In addition to Japan, Eve is already working closely with customers and operators in Australia, India and South Korea among other locations. As the company works with local partners, its goal is to collaboratively build UAM ecosystems with its operating partners in each of the intended launch communities and is sharing information insights as discussions continue.

Eve’s eVTOL aircraft utilizes a lift+cruise configuration with eight dedicated propellers for vertical flight and fixed wings to fly on cruise, with no change in the position of these components during flight. The latest concept includes an electric pusher powered by dual electric motors that provide propulsion redundancy with the goal of ensuring the highest levels of performance and safety. While offering numerous advantages including lower cost of operation, fewer parts, optimized structures and systems, it has been developed to offer efficient thrust with low sound.

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