Eve Holding has entered into a letter of intent (LoI) with UAM travel services provider Halo Aviation to collaborate in the development and launch of Eve's Urban Air Traffic Management (UATM) software solution. As part of the agreement, Halo will acquire the software from Eve with the objective of using it to maximise its UAM operations. This first LoI will unlock the value and network performance of the UAM market to enable the safe scalability of the industry. The companies also intend to develop an operational model to be deployed in specific missions and regions in the US and the UK where Halo operates.
Halo president and ceo Andrew Collins says: “Eve has demonstrated why it is 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 it has spent so much time focused on more than just the manufacturing of an eVTOL vehicle but, rather, it is 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,” adds Eve co-ceo Andre Stein.
The companies announced a partnership in June last year to focus on developing UAM products and services, and Halo made a non-binding commitment to order up to 200 of Eve's eVTOLs. Eve's 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. This new collaboration reinforces Eve's and Halo's commitment to safely integrating and scaling global UAM operations. Eve expects to start its eVTOL deliveries in 2026.
Halo provides bespoke helicopter and private urban air mobility travel services in the US and the UK. Formed through the alignment of Halo Aviation 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. In the UK, Halo offers vertical lift via charter, card, fractional ownership and full ownership-management programmes. Its fleet of Agusta/Leonardo AW109 and AW169 helicopters dispatch from bases in the south of England, around London, the Midlands and in the Channel Islands. In the US, Halo provides helicopter charter, fractional ownership and helicopter maintenance services from its New York, Teterboro, Bridgeport, Providence and Philadelphia installations.