Directional Aviation’s Halo brand orders 200 eVTOL aircraft from Eve

posted on 2nd June 2021 by Eddie Saunders
Directional Aviation’s Halo brand orders 200 eVTOL aircraft from Eve

Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions, Inc. (Eve) and Halo has announced a partnership focused on developing Urban Air Mobility (UAM) products and services in the United States and the United Kingdom.

This partnership includes an order for 200 of Eve’s electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. Deliveries are expected to start in 2026.

This order represents one of the largest in the UAM industry and secures Halo as the launch partner for Eve in both the U.S. and the U.K. markets.

Under the terms of this agreement, Halo, a leading premium helicopter travel provider in the U.S. and U.K. and the first global vertical lift provider, will work with Eve to develop a new eVTOL operation in both countries.

Eve is an independent company formed by Embraer S.A. to accelerate the UAM ecosystem around the world.

“We believe Eve has designed an aircraft that is well-prepared for not only initial certification but also has a proven track record of production,” said Kenneth C. Ricci, Principal of Directional Aviation, investment fund of which Halo is part of.

“The outstanding lineage of aircraft design, certification and production that Embraer brings to this aircraft positions Eve with significant advantages in the competitive landscape.

“And our background as operators has taught us that product support is absolutely vital to the overall success of new programs.

“The relationship between Embraer and Eve will create one of the most successful global product support infrastructures in the industry.

“Finally, the work that Eve and Embraer have completed around their traffic management system is just one more example of how uniquely positioned Eve is to help us deliver on our vision.”

“This partnership is an important step for Eve to assume its position as a global leader in the UAM industry,” said Andre Stein, President & CEO of Eve Urban Air Mobility.

“We are ready to build the future of mobility with our partners in an extremely collaborative way.

“Halo is aligned with our mission to create comprehensive Urban Air Mobility solutions and this order marks an important milestone for Eve in key markets.

“We are confident that this mutually beneficial relationship will have a positive impact for many future users and enable both companies to grow their businesses exponentially,”