In a significant development in the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) field, Eve Air Mobility and Moviation have inked a Letter of Intent marking a pioneering venture to advance UAM air traffic management in South Korea.
A Pioneering Collaboration
Eve Air Mobility, a forerunner in advancing the UAM ecosystem by Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer, announced its collaboration with Moviation, South Korea’s first UAM service provider. This alliance is anchored on purchasing and implementing Eve’s cutting-edge Urban ATM solution. This ATM solution promises seamless traffic management, essential for the expansive growth and sustainability of the UAM market worldwide.
The K-UAM Grand Challenge
Eve’s Urban ATM concept is pivotal in the K-UAM Grand Challenge. This phased program is tailored to rigorously test UAM vehicle safety and traffic management solutions in an urban environment. It will lay a robust foundation for the anticipated commercialization of UAM by 2025.
“South Korea is one of the first countries to begin laying the groundwork for Urban Air Mobility and this collaboration with Moviation will help demonstrate the value of Urban ATM technology to safely begin and scale UAM operations in Korea,” said David Rottblatt, vice president of sales and government affairs at Eve Air Mobility. “Eve’s Urban ATM solution, based on existing air traffic control software for piloted, passenger carrying aircraft, provides services for air navigation service providers, urban authorities, fleet operators, vertiport operators and other UAM stakeholders.”
Leveraging State-of-the-Art Technology
“Both companies will be committed to contributing to the global advancement of the UAM industry through the UATM systematic accumulation and dissemination of data,” said Min Shin, CEO at Moviation. “Moviation is dedicated to delivering a secure and reliable Urban Air Mobility service by leveraging state-of-the-art technology. This includes the seamless integration of the Urban Air Traffic Management (UATM) system, achieved through rigorous testing and the systematic accumulation of flight data, in close collaboration with Eve.”
A Glimpse into the Future of Urban Air Mobility
As eVTOL operations gain traction, integrated systems, services, and technologies pioneered by Eve Air Mobility, promise a seamless urban air environment.
Eve has partnered with Atech, Embraer’s technology and system integrator company specializing in Air Traffic Control, to develop their Urban ATM software solution. Atech has a wealth of experience in creating aviation-grade products for ATM systems in Brazil.
In addition to working with Atech, Eve is actively collaborating with regulators, air navigation service providers, fleet operators, vertiport developers, airports, and other stakeholders in the UAM ecosystem worldwide. They aim to advance concepts and develop the necessary technology to support the initial operation and scaling of UAM operations, specifically focusing on the ATM aspect.
This collaboration between Eve and Moviation positions South Korea as a leading player in the global UAM industry.