Airbus and Ecocopter have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly launch urban air mobility (UAM) services in Latin America.
The companies will firstly focus their efforts on launching services in Ecuador, Chile and Peru.
“We seek to be a relevant player in the UAM ecosystem and the projects [that] we will develop together with Airbus will bring us closer to this goal,” said Marcelo Rajchman, CEO, Ecocopter.
Ecocopter operates a fleet primarily comprised of Airbus helicopters including 16 H125s, two H135s, and three H145s.
“Together we are taking concrete steps in the co-creation of the UAM ecosystem and our decarbonization roadmap. This partnership leverages Airbus’ expertise in innovative vertical flight technologies, and Ecocopter’s extensive operational history and innovative culture,” said Balkiz Sarihan, Head of Partnerships & Strategy Execution for UAM, Airbus.
In September 2021, Airbus unveiled its eVTOL prototype CityAirbus NextGen. The company is working closely with industrial and institutional partners to advance urban air mobility ecosystems, including in Italy where the announced a partnership with ITA Airways.
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