The time of the future has come, it is a reality with the taxi service but air taxis, they will also be, soon, in the United Arab Emirates if a recently signed agreement is finalized. Air taxis to be deployed in the UAE will run electrified rides, and startups have provided a lot of money to develop their desire to see urban air mobility.
In April of this year, a subsidiary of Eve Holding, Inc. (“Eve” or the “Company”) (NYSE: EVEX; EVEXW) and Falcon Aviation Services (“Falcon”), a leading operator of commercial aviation services in Middle East and North Africa, signed a letter of intent (LoI) for up to 35 electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft.
With deliveries estimated to begin in 2026, the partnership will showcase the first eVTOL sightseeing flights from the Atlantis hotel in Dubai’s Palm Tree.
Eve and Falcon will work together with stakeholders and local authorities to support the development of the Urban Air Mobility ecosystem in the United Arab Emirates.
Falcon Chief Operating Officer Captain Ramandeep Oberoi added: “We are delighted to partner with Eve and be the first eVTOL operator in Dubai and the MENA region. Launching this idea fully aligns with Smart Dubai’s vision and will contribute to position the emirate as a world leader in sustainable urban air mobility transport”.
A report earlier this year revealed that AirAsia Aviation Group published plans for a low-cost shared air transportation service in Southeast Asia after signing a non-binding agreement with lessor Avolon for at least 100 Vertical Aerospace VX4 electric vehicles or taxis. flyers.
Airports in the Italian cities of Rome, Venice and Bologna and on the French Riviera in October last year joined together to form a company to build and manage infrastructure for flying taxis, the companies added in a statement to the Emirates Herald this Tuesday.