Ferrovial Airports and Eve Air Mobility have signed a letter of intent to collaborate on infrastructure development for eVTOL operations in the U.S. and Europe. The partnership centers on the companies’ joint interest in the urban air traffic management software developed by Eve to allow for the integration of all airspace users in the urban environment.
“As a leading global infrastructure provider and operator, Ferrovial is committed to building and operating safe, efficient, and sustainable transportation infrastructure, which is why we are truly excited to announce our collaboration with Eve,” said Ferrovial Vertiports CEO Kevin Cox. “Ensuring that we are utilizing an agnostic state-of-the-art urban air traffic management system will be key to achieving our goals.”
According to the companies, the collaboration reinforces a shared commitment to safely integrating and scaling global urban air mobility operations.
“This agreement represents a significant step forward and is a strong validation of Eve’s urban air traffic management service offering,” said Andre Stein, co-CEO of Eve Air Mobility. “Eve is much more than an eVTOL manufacturer. We are working with companies like Ferrovial Vertiports to consider how these aircraft will operate safely, efficiently, and in the most responsible way possible.”
The agreement advances Ferrovial’s positioning in the urban air mobility sector as it develops vertiport networks in Europe and the U.S. Texas-based division Ferrovial Vertiports already has begun work with aircraft manufacturers and operators under some 30 nondisclosure agreements covering plans for short-hop, intracity, and subregional connections of 100 miles or more, as well as hub-airport feeder flights.
For example, a partnership Ferrovial signed with eVTOL aircraft developer Lilium in January 2021 calls for the companies to develop 10 or more vertiports across Florida starting in 2025. Spain-based Ferrovial group includes Ferrovial Airports, which it formed in 1998. The division now operates 33 airports worldwide, after providing investment and development expertise. Its portfolio includes facilities in the U.S., Australia, and Chile, as well as stakes in four UK airports.