August 15, 2023
Eve Air Mobility and DHL Supply Chain have signed a memorandum of understanding to study the supply chain characteristics for Eve’s eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) vehicle operations.
The intent of the partnership is to identify best practices for supplying service centers with spare parts, such as batteries, as well as the requirements for transport, storage and disposal of supplies.
“We are transforming urban air mobility, which also brings logistical challenges,” said Luiz Mauad, vice president of services and operations solutions at Eve. “DHL’s expertise in this field in the aeronautical market and dozens of other industries, coupled with the innovation mindset of both companies, will be vital to ensure the safe and agile operation of eVTOLs. In addition to offering high-performance logistics, our premise is to reduce the environmental impact of the supply chain in line with our purpose of offering more sustainable products and services.”
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The companies aim to study the requirements for the distribution of parts and materials needed for maintenance and repairs. They also are expected to study battery logistics, an important component in the business.
The joint study is expected to include consideration of modes of transportation, frequency, delivery plan, logistics partners, potential locations for advanced inventories and infrastructure requirements.
Eve’s backlog of its electric aerial vehicles (EAV) totals 2,850 aircraft, according to the company.
The company, backed by Embraer, also has created urban air traffic management software with its first eVTOL deliveries and entry into service expected in early 2026.
Eve has agreements for its four-passenger EAV to fly in numerous countries in addition to Brazil.
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