Eve Air Mobility and AirX Inc. ink deal for up to 50 eVTOLs and tech suites

April 24, 2024
The order will support the continued development and scaling of eVTOL transportation operations in Japan.

MELBOURNE, Fla. - Eve Air Mobility in Melbourne, Fla. has signed a letter of intent with AirX Inc., a public helicopter air charter service in Tokyo, for 10 firm and up to 40 optional electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. The order will support the continued development and scaling of eVTOL transportation 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  milestone in the company’s journey towards urban air mobility (UAM). 

Eve’s eVTOL aircraft utilizes a lift and 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 intending to ensure the highest levels of performance and safety. 

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Last year, the company announced that its first eVTOL production facility will be located in the city of Taubaté, in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The company has begun assembly of its first full-scale eVTOL prototype which will be followed by a test campaign.  Eve has letters of intent for nearly 3,000 eVTOLs and the aircraft is expected to enter into service in 2026.

“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.”


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