Eve and Skyports to support development of AAM CONOPS for Japan

Posted on 18 February, 2022 by Advance 

London based infrastructure provider for electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) passenger and cargo vehicles, Skyports Pte Ltd, has partnered with Eve UAM, LLC, an Embraer company, that will support the development of a new Concept of Operations (CONOPS) for Advanced Air Mobility (AAM), including Urban Air Mobility (UAM), for the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB).

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The initiative aims to provide a shared vision of airspace design, operation, infrastructure, and other benefits to enable AAM operation in Japan.

The collaboration involves partners including Kanematsu Corporation, the major Japanese trading company with businesses in the aerospace industry and Japan Airlines (JAL), the main Japanese passenger airline for domestic and international air transportation.

Eve has partnered with Skyports in multiple and diverse concepts worldwide, forming a cooperation that examines the AAM ecosystem required for distinctive operating environments across the globe. This unique experience benefits the preparation of Japan’s CONOPS and ensures that the needs of users, the Japanese community, and other stakeholders will be taken into account.
Duncan Walker, Chief Executive Officer at Skyports, said: “Our partnership with Eve continues to provide an important means of helping authorities around the world understand and develop the optimum conditions to enable commercial electric air taxi operations. We are honoured to be able to bring our unique knowledge of infrastructure provision to bear for JCAB to accelerate the adoption of advanced air mobility across Japan.”

“We are excited about partnering with Skyports on this new project that will introduce sustainable advanced air mobility to Japan. Our collaborations have successfully designed distinct and optimised mobility ecosystems across the world, and we look forward to using this experience to help JCAB establish the CONOPS for Japan,” said Andre Stein, co-CEO of Eve.

Eve has been dedicated to safely enabling and scaling the AAM ecosystem globally. Its holistic portfolio of solutions, including an eVTOL, a comprehensive global services and support network, and a unique air traffic management solution, makes Eve a trusted and experienced partner in preparing Japan for the future of AAM.

Based in London, United Kingdom, Skyports has projects operating in multiple continents, including in Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, Middle East and North America.