Air taxis could take off from Dubai as early as 2026 at The palm. Operators to work with authorities to support developing the Urban Air Mobility ecosystem for the UAE.
14 June 2022, 12:00 AM
30 June 2022, 12:00 AM
An agreement announced on Tuesday is all set to introduce the first electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) touristic flights from the Atlantis, The Palm.
A subsidiary of Eve Holding and Falcon Aviation Services had signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for up to 35 eVTOL aircraft. The deliveries are expected to start in 2026.
Air taxis are the next big thing in Dubai. In January 2022, London-based startup Bellwether Industries announced that it had completed testing its fully-electric volar eVTOL prototype in Dubai. It also released the footage of the hypercar model taking to the skies.
Captain Ramandeep Oberoi, chief operating officer of Falcon, said: “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.”
Eve and Falcon will work with the local stakeholders and authorities to support developing the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ecosystem for the UAE