Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions (Eve), a subsidiary of Embraer, and Sydney Seaplanes, a leader in the transition to sustainable aviation, announce a partnership that will lay the foundation for new electric air taxi operations in Greater Sydney. With this partnership, Sydney Seaplanes has placed an order for 50 electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft from Eve and progressive deliveries are expected to start from 2026.
New partnership accelerates progress towards 100% of Sydney’s local tourism and commuter flights sourced from zero-emission electric aviation. “This is an exciting development for Sydney Seaplanes. Sydney needs a post-Covid uprising and what better way to do it than by developing high-tech, zero-carbon jobs that support transportation, tourism, and the vibrancy of this wonderful city. Eve’s eVTOL technology will seamlessly integrate with our electric amphibious fleet to offer a variety of commuter and tourist trips. Subject to community consultation, we expect some flights to operate from our iconic Rose Bay Aviation Terminal in Sydney Harbor. This service will have widespread appeal allowing us to open new routes beyond the harbor and throughout the Sydney region, ”said Aaron Shaw, CEO of Sydney Seaplanes.
“We are pleased to support Sydney Seaplanes in their quest to bring new mobility solutions to Sydney. The Greater Sydney market offers significant potential for urban air mobility operations at scale, to take full advantage of the iconic beauty of Sydney Harbor and to improve movement efficiency to complement existing modes of transport. Eve will support this new partnership with comprehensive solutions for aircraft operations, including solutions for air traffic management, maintenance, training and other services, ”said Andre Stein, President and CEO of Eve Urban Air Mobility.
Benefiting from a start-up mindset and backed by more than 50 years of Embraer aircraft manufacturing and certification experience, Eve presents a unique value proposition by positioning itself as an ecosystem partner by offering a suite of products and services with the most high levels of safety standards.
Eve’s human-centered eVTOL design combines disruptive innovation and simple, intuitive design. In addition to the aircraft program, Eve is leveraging the expertise of Embraer and Atech, a subsidiary of the Embraer Group, in providing globally recognized air traffic management software to create the solutions that will help safely scale the aircraft industry. UAM in the future.