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BLADE India Orders 200 Eve eVTOLs

BLADE India Orders 200 Eve eVTOLs

Short-haul air mobility service provider BLADE India has ordered up to 200 electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles from Eve to expand the Urban Air Mobility ecosystem in India.

The partnership also includes collaborations on service and support, as well as an Urban Air Traffic Management (UATM) software solution from Eve.

The two companies will also collaborate on a three-month pilot project connecting passengers using helicopters.

As a market with vast expanse, accessibility concerns, traffic congestion and regulations, India has the potential to become the world’s largest AAM market.

“India’s traffic congestion woes are only expected to get worse. This partnership allows us to leverage Eve’s deep expertise in not just EVA design but also in the infrastructure required to support UAM,” said Amit Dutta, managing director, BLADE India.

BLADE India will initially underwrite 50,000 hours of flight time per year using Eve’s eVTOLs in the country.

“This initial order will allow us to enter into service in India and further develop the ecosystem according to the community’s needs. We look forward to offering the people of India a zero-emission UAM solution in the future that will be quiet, efficient, and accessible,” said André Stein, co-CEO, Eve.

BLADE India began in 2019 as a joint venture between BLADE USA and Hunch Ventures. Eve Air Mobility (EAM) is an arm of Brazilian aerospace major Embraer.