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.

Blade set to go public in SPAC

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The deal values Blade at an estimated pro forma equity value of $825 million

Blade Urban Air Mobility follows SurfAir and Kenn Ricci, the principal of Flexjet, Sentient, FXAIR, PrivateFly owner Directional Aviation, into the public markets. Like the West Coast flight-sharing service and Ricci’s Zanite Acquisition Corporation, the vehicle is a special purpose acquisition company known as a SPAC.

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