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Eve Holding will conduct a simulation of eVTOL air taxi service in Chicago beginning in September

Air Taxi Service Will Undergo First North American Test in Chicago

Eve Holding, Inc. will conduct its first North American urban air mobility simulation in Chicago next month. It will use helicopters powered by Blade Air Mobility, Inc. as a substitute for an eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft) and will study operations, ground services, passenger journeys and eVTOL operator needs.  

The UAM simulation will be conducted over three weeks, starting with ground tests on Sept. 12 and passenger flights on Sept. 14. Eve will perform the ground tests at Vertiport Chicago, an existing downtown heliport facility, with flights to helistops in Schaumburg and Tinley Park, IL. 

“Simulating the eVTOL operation in Chicago allows us to study how people will experience this service and understand the entire ecosystem requirements for our product and services, while showcasing the benefit of Urban Air Mobility in one of North America’s most prominent and populated cities,” said André Stein, co-CEO of Melbourne, FL-based Eve. 

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