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

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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.

Blade CEO Wiesenthal admits to doubling as fake spokesperson

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The CEO of Blade, which offers helicopter and jet sharing flights, conducted interviews posing as a spokesperson for the company named Simon McLaren

An expose by Business Insider has revealed that Rob Wiesenthal, the founder and CEO of helicopter and jet sharing service Blade, posed as a spokesperson for the company using the name Simon McLaren.

Jet Linx joins Blade to enter the VTOL market

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Jet Linx is following Wheels Up and Flexjet into the vertical take-off and landing segment through an agreement with Blade

Jet Linx Aviation becomes the third of the country’s five largest for-hire private aircraft operators to announce this year it is entering the VTOL – vertical take-off and landing – space.

Wheels Up, Bell Textron to launch helicopter service

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Wheels Up with Bell Textron will launch a helicopter service later this year. The initiative provides connecting service to flights by partner Delta Air Lines

In February, United Airlines placed a $1 billion order for 200 Archer eVTOL aircraft

Private aviation rival Directional Aviation bought helicopter share and jet card provider Associated Aircraft Group earlier this year

Wheels Up today announced it is partnering with Bell Textron, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company. It plans to develop short- and long-term solutions with vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. The collaboration will focus on the growing demand for convenient intra-urban travel from city centers and regional airport helipads.    

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