Florida-based eVTOL developer Eve Air Mobility has signed a letter of intent with UAE-based Falcon Aviation Services, a leading business aviation services operator in the Middle East and Africa region, to purchase up to 35 electric vertical take-off and landing eVTOL aircraft.
Falcon intends to use the craft for tourist fights in and around Dubai, with deliveries expected to start in 2026, after Eve receives type certification for its aircraft. In the meantime, the companies said they will work with local stakeholders and authorities to support developing a UAM ecosystem for the United Arab Emirates.
Captain Ramandeep Oberoi, Chief Operating Officer of Falcon, said, “We are ecstatic to partner with Eve and be the first operator of eVTOL in Dubai & the MENA region. The launch of this concept fully aligns with the Smart Dubai vision and will contribute to positioning Dubai as a global leader in sustainable Urban Air Mobility transportation. Falcon is actively engaged in Urban Air Mobility emergence and committed to delivering an effective and sustainable new urban transportation mode and providing the community with better and faster solutions. We are particularly proud to take a new step in the UAE, in a project that will be revolutionary for sustainable urban mobility.”
Andre Stein, co-CEO of Eve added, “We are thrilled about partnering with Falcon and having the immense opportunity to enable the future urban mobility in the United Arab Emirates and launch eVTOL flights in Dubai. This is a massive challenge for both companies, which will help to position Dubai as a leader in the urban air mobility market. Eve’s global experience, which spans different regions across the globe, will surely benefit the achievement of this project”
Eve launched on the New York Stock Exchange last month, when it announced a pipeline of launch orders for 1,825 vehicles secured via non-binding letters of intent from 19 customers and investors including Azorra Aviation, Falko Regional Aircraft, Republic Airways and SkyWest.