Eve Air and Yugo to Study Electric Vertical Take Off and Landing Aircraft Operations in Southeast Asia

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Embraer backed Eve Air Mobility (Eve) and Yugo Global Industries (Yugo), a Singapore-based aviation company, have announced that the two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to study the potential for Urban Air Mobility (UAM) and Electric Vertical Take Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft, flights in Southeast Asia.

Together, Eve and Yugo will specifically focus on the potential infrastructure requirements to support eVTOL operations including regulations. The companies will also analyse service center and vertiport size and capabilities, ground handling and other areas as needed.

“We are looking forward to collaboratively working with Yugo to study and help define the UAM ecosystem in Singapore and Southeast Asia,” said Johann Bordais, CEO of Eve Air Mobility. “Our goal is to also understand and define a business model that not only enables eVTOL flights in the region, but also advances the overall mobility ecosystem.”

“We strongly believe that Southeast Asian economies will greatly contribute to the development of the eVTOL and UAM industry,” said Thierry Tea, Chairman of Yugo. “Our collaboration with Eve will offer valuable insights into the essential requirements for regional air mobility development.”

Eve has been very active and committed to helping introduce Urban Air Mobility in the Asia Pacific region. The company is already working with various key stakeholders across the region to collaboratively build the ecosystems and explore future operations in multiple countries.

As Eve supports the exploration of eVTOL development in Southeast Asia, the region’s aviation infrastructure is rapidly advancing.

The Philippines is constructing the New Manila International Airport by San Miguel Corporation, while OCIC Group is building Cambodia’s Phnom Penh Techo International Airport (TIA), set to open in 2025. To reduce carbon emissions, these modern and sustainable new airports, including Phnom Penh’s TIA designed by Foster and Partners, are exploring charging stations and flight routes for flying taxis and electric jets.

Yugo is a private aviation network established by aviation experts, with a global presence and a focus on Southeast Asia. In its mission to support regional Air Mobility innovation, Yugo benefits from the support of partner Air Transport operators such as PhilJets and Helistar, two of the region’s solid key players.