Eve, Halo to develop UAM traffic management

  • August 3, 2022
  • William Payne

Embraer urban air mobility spin-out Eve is collaborating with Anglo-US UAM specialist Halo Aviation on the development and launch of Eve’s Urban Air Traffic Management (“UATM”) software. Halo will also purchase the software to use in the expansion of its urban air mobility services.

The two companies intend to develop an operational model to be deployed in specific missions and regions in the United States and the United Kingdom where Halo operates.

In June of last year, the companies announced a partnership focused on developing UAM products and services. Halo also made a non-binding commitment to order up to 200 of Eve’s eVTOLs.

According to Eve, its UATM software is “part of an agnostic portfolio of solutions that will enable the integration of all airspace users in the urban environment, which is critical to supporting the safety, efficiency, and improvement of the entire UAM ecosystem, including fleet and vertiport operators”. Eve expects to start its eVTOL deliveries in 2026. 

Andrew Collins, President and CEO of Halo, said: “Eve has demonstrated why they are going to lead the next generation of flight, and we are extremely excited about this. Halo is happy to form a unique and collaborative partnership with Eve as they have spent so much time focused on more than just the manufacturing of an eVTOL vehicle but, rather, they are working to deploy a series of agnostic solutions that will significantly drive the creation and overall network performance of UAM. In this particular case, we look forward to collaborating with Eve’s team to bring our current operational insight as a leader in the vertical lift in the US and the UK to help develop and promote Eve’s UATM vision.”

“We believe that collaborations such as ours are vital to fostering a thriving UAM market that will benefit communities and passengers with a new and additional mode of transport. Eve’s agnostic portfolio of solutions addresses the complexity of UAM networks, which require holistic and integrated services across the ecosystem that connect stakeholders to maintain and improve safety, optimise performance, and reduce operating costs. Halo’s outstanding travel services, coupled with our solutions, make this partnership extremely promising,” said Andre Stein, co-CEO of Eve.

Halo provides bespoke helicopter and private urban air mobility travel services in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company was formed through the alignment of Halo Aviation Ltd in the UK and Associated Aircraft Group (AAG) in the US. Halo offers transportation in the leading helicopter types in their class piloted by instrument-rated pilots.

Eve is a dedicated UAM spin-out of Brazilian aerospace company Embraer. The company is aiming to advance UAM through an advanced eVTOL project, global services and support network and a dedicated air traffic management solution.