Eve and Skyway Collaborate to Deliver Urban Air Traffic Management

Skyway Technologies, which develops navigation services for autonomous aircraft, will integrate Eve Air Mobility’s Urban Air Traffic Management (UATM) software with its planned vertiport operations services. As part of a letter of intent signed on October 12, the companies say they will work together to provide urban air mobility solutions to support eVTOL operators as part of Eve’s goal of providing a UATM platform that could be used by all new eVTOL aircraft, including the four-passenger model it is working to bring to market in 2026.

The American company Skyways applies its hybrid artificial intelligence technology to tasks such as airspace conflict resolution, autonomous aircraft separation and airspace compliance. It already provides these services to drone operators from its own air traffic management center and is now planning to support the large number of vertiports that are expected to be used by eVTOL aircraft.

“Partnering with Skyway will help raise awareness of Eve in the market as a software provider to service providers for UAM and help us and others understand how to improve and advance UAM operations,” said Andre Stein, co-CEO of Eve. “We will investigate the use of Eve’s UATM software solutions for Skyway operations and develop an operational model for use in certain missions and regions.”

According to Skyway CEO Clifford Cruz, having a fully integrated UATM and vertiport services platform will provide reassurance to operators looking to operate large fleets of eVTOL aircraft for services such as air taxi flights. “This allows airline investment in this sector to come full circle when it comes to operating these aircraft in digital vertiports that are being developed,” he said.

Last month, Eve and partner Blade Air Mobility conducted a two-week operational trial using helicopters to simulate how eVTOL aircraft will use vertiports and other landing sites in the Chicago area. Last year, he conducted similar work in Rio de Janeiro as part of a larger effort to develop operating concepts for eVTOL aircraft.

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