Blade to deploy up to 60 Embraer Eve eVTOLs in South Florida, West Coast

Blade Eve eVTOL

Embraer-backed Eve will provide flight-sharing Blade Air Mobility with up to 60,000 flight hours per year as it transitions from helicopters to eVTOLs

Blade Air Mobility, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLDE) and Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Embraer S.A. (“Embraer,” NYSE: ERJ), announced an arrangement for Eve to provide Blade up to 60,000 hours of flight time per year on its eVTOLs beginning in 2026 for use in Southern Florida and West Coast markets.

Embraer in talks to merge eVTOL Eve with SPAC backed by Flexjet boss

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After ordering 200 Eve eVTOLs for his OneSky Flight unit that includes Flexjet and Sentient, Kenn Ricci’s Zanite SPAC is in talks with Embraer to take the upstart OEM public, according to Bloomberg

One day after Bloomberg reported that Vista Global Holding is seeking to go public via a SPAC, the website says the principal behind another leading private aviation provider plans a similar move. According to undisclosed sources, Brazil’s Embraer SA is in talks with special purpose acquisition company Zanite Acquisition Corp to merge its Eve Urban Air Mobility unit. This month, OneSky Flight, which includes Flexjet, Sentient, PrivateFly, and FXAIR, ordered 200 eVTOLs from Eve for its newly launched Halo brand. Kenn Ricci heads both OneSky and Zanite.

Flexjet, Sentient parent OneSky orders 200 Embraer Eve eVTOLs

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The order follows Directional Aviation’s purchase of helicopter operators Associated Aircraft Group (AAG) and Halo Aviation, Ltd., both being rebranded as Halo

Flexjet and Sentient Jet customers could see benefits from Directional’s vertical strategy by the Fall

This morning, Directional Aviation’s OneSky Flight unit said it had ordered 200 eVTOLs from Embraer-backed Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions. It continues a longstanding partnership with the Brazilian OEM. Flexjet uses the Phenom 300 as its light jet option. It has made the Praetor 500 and 600 the core of its midsize and super-midsize fleet.

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