Sydney Seaplanes is set to introduce new electric air taxi services in Greater Sydney, earmarked for launch from 2026.
The company has forged a partnership with Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions (Eve), signing up for 50 of Eve’s electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, branded as “eVTOL”.
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“This is an exciting development for Sydney Seaplanes. Sydney needs a post-COVID lift and what better way to do that than by developing high-tech and zero-carbon jobs that support transport, tourism and the vibrancy of this wonderful city,” said Aaron Shaw, CEO of Sydney Seaplanes.
“Eve’s eVTOL technology will integrate seamlessly with our electric amphibious fleet to deliver a range of tourism and commuter journeys.”
Shaw said he hopeful of introducing some flights from Sydney Seaplanes Rose Bay aviation terminal in Sydney Harbour.
“This service will have widespread appeal which will allow us to open new routes beyond the Harbour and throughout the greater Sydney region,” he said.
Andre Stein, President & CEO of Eve Urban Air Mobility, said his company was pleased to support Sydney Seaplanes’ vision to bring new mobility services to the NSW capital.
“The Greater Sydney market offers significant potential for scaled Urban Air Mobility operations, to make the most of the iconic beauty of Sydney Harbour and to improve the efficiency of movement to complement existing transport modes. Eve will support this new partnership with comprehensive solutions for aircraft operations including air traffic management solutions, maintenance, training, and other services,” Stein said.
Note: As featured here, Eve’s social media is featuring the announcement with a clearly reversed image of Sydney Harbour. LATTE has reversed the image for clarity.
Image credit/Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions
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