Eve Air Mobility (Eve) and Jeju Air Co., the South Korean low-cost airline, have reported the release of a new concept of operations white paper for electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) flights on Jeju Island. The two companies collaborated to produce the analysis which is the first step in understanding what will be needed to make future urban air mobility (UAM) operations in South Korea a reality.
“This is an important first step to establishing future urban air mobility and eVTOL operations in South Korea,” said David Rottblatt, Vice President Sales, Marketing and Government Affairs of Eve Air Mobility. “The collaboration between Eve Air Mobility and Jeju Air has led to detailed analysis of the needs, opportunities and challenges of safely establishing future eVTOL flights on Jeju Island.”
The jointly written white paper examines in detail, the operational and commercial business case of establishing UAM services on Jeju Island. This includes analysis and findings from the Jeju Air voice of customer survey done earlier in 2023.
South Korea is one of the first countries to begin laying the groundwork for urban air mobility. Establishing a concept of operations is one of the first steps toward future UAM. Eve has worked with a variety of cities, countries and regulatory authorities to establish concepts of operations in the U.S., Brazil, the UK and others around the world.