Eve Gears Up for State-of-the-Art Vertiport Operations in Dubai

Kookiejar will implement Eve's ATM solution at an upcoming vertiport in Dubai 8 photos
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Dubai is on track to becoming one of the most important AAM (Advanced Air Mobility) hubs in the world. One of the numerous projects underway is a state-of-the-art vertiport that will implement Eve Air Mobility's high-tech ATM system.
Kookiejar is a Swedish infrastructure developer gearing up to launch one of the most impressive vertiports in Dubai. Together with its local partner, Air Chateau, it's working on an AAM facility that will include eight parking pads and one FATO (Final Approach and Takeoff Area). The future vertiport will be located at Al Maktoum Airport, Dubai South, and claims to be one of the most advanced in the region.

Kookiejar's infrastructure project will be complemented by an equally impressive ATM (air traffic management) tool. It's an integrated suite of software developed by Eve Air Mobility. Eve is the AAM branch of Embraer, one of the most reputable aircraft manufacturers worldwide. Sao Paolo, Brazil, also happens to be considered the helicopter capital of the world. This gave both Embraer and Eve a unique environment to develop ATM solutions based on valuable feedback.

Eve is one of the few eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) manufacturers that have also developed an in-house ATM system. So far, it has already secured ten customers for its urban air traffic management solution, five of which are vertiports.

This collaboration with Kookiejar also marks Eve’s first ATM contract in Dubai. Eve's ATM was developed together with Atech, Embraer's air traffic control technology and system integrator company.

A couple of months ago, the Brazilian eVTOL manufacturer also secured its first ATM deal in South Korea after signing a letter of intent with Moviation. Eve established a customer lineup in record time, considering that it officially launched its urban ATM platform in May this year.

At the same time, Eve is turning out to be one of the most successful electric air taxi manufacturers. After Vertical Aerospace claimed to have the largest number of orders across the global AAM industry, Eve surpassed it, becoming the eVTOL manufacturer with the largest order backlog.

This summer, Embraer's AAM spin-off claimed to have secured 2,770 orders for the Eve eVTOL from customers all over the world.

Eve hasn't shared too many details about its coveted air taxi. We know that it boasts a four-passenger configuration (plus the pilot) and a lift-plus-cruise design with eight rotors and conventional wings.

A mock-up of the future Eve air taxi's cabin was first unveiled in 2022 at the Farnborough Air Show. This year, it was displayed at the Paris Air Show for the first time. Plus, attendees got the chance to try out an immersive flight experience with the help of VR (virtual reality) technology.

Eve Air Mobility aims to launch commercial operations in late 2025.
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