In cooperation with Embraer and Wideroe, transport to remote and inaccessible areas would also be reformed with the use of electrically powered vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft in Scandinavia. A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Embraer’s urban air transport business Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions and the subsidiary of Norwegian airline Wideroe, which has been set up to create zero-emission aviation.
The aim of the collaboration is for Eve and Wideroe Zero to jointly develop Urban Air Mobility (UAM) solutions and to launch the operation and development of a complete ecosystem of electric powered vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft in Scandinavia. The latter includes the procurement of suitable aircraft, the development of the necessary infrastructure, the operating environment and traffic management solutions.
The machines would not be used in a metropolitan environment, but would be used to introduce a new, sustainable model of electric transport in the region, to connect sparsely populated, remote and geographically inaccessible regions. The Brazilian manufacturer and the Norwegian airline have had a good relationship for years, with Wideroe placing an order for 15 new-generation E190-E2 aircraft back in 2017, and becoming the first operator of the type in 2018.