UAE-based luxury charter specialist Falcon Aviation Services has taken an exciting step forward in terms of its future urban mobility plans. Specifically, in a statement released today, it has been confirmed that Falcon has signed a letter of intent for up to 35 Embraer EVE eVTOL air taxis, with deliveries beginning in four years. Falcon Aviation isn’t the only company to have put its interest in the EVE in writing.
Indeed, Simple Flying reported in March that Global Crossing Airlines had ordered 200 of these air taxis to develop urban mobility in southern Florida. However, Falcon has a slightly different approach planned in terms of deploying the EVE. Specifically, the operator’s partnership with EVE will allow it, as explained in today’s statement, to “introduce the first eVTOL touristic flights from the Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai.” With Dubai being a popular luxury tourist destination, the chance to see it from above in an air taxi will surely go down well. Captain Ramandeep Oberoi, who serves as Falcon’s Chief Operating Officer, stated that: “We are ecstatic to partner with Eve and be the first operator of eVTOL in Dubai and the Mena region. The launch of this concept fully aligns with the Smart Dubai vision and will contribute to positioning Dubai as a global leader in sustainable UAM transportation.” Andre Stein, co-CEO of Eve, said the agreement will help to position Dubai as a leader in the UAM market.