Eve, an Embraer company, published the Concept of Operations (CONOPS) for the future Urban Air Mobility (UAM) market in Rio de Janeiro. The document is a first for Brazil and brings together data and analyses that cover the perspective, points of attention and operational needs of eVTOL vehicles, passenger journey, and services and support.
The CONOPS was developed through cooperation with eleven strategic partners and government entities: ANAC (Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency), DECEA (Department of Airspace Control), EDP Brasil, Helisul Aviação, Skyports, Flapper, RIOgaleão, Universal Aviation, ABAG (Brazilian General Aviation Association), Beacon and Atech.
The design of the CONOPS included studies on aspects that impact the UAM ecosystem, discussion groups involving the main pillars for its development, and a period of flight operations performed in November 2021 between Barra da Tijuca neighborhood and RIOgaleão International Airport that simulated the UAM ecosystem with a helicopter.
“All the partners of this working group play essential roles in the development of urban air mobility. Therefore, this collaborative document was designed to better understand the characteristics and challenges faced by this mode of transport. It also provides information about the UAM ecosystem that can not only be adapted but also developed with solutions to ensure a safe and sustainable expansion.”Luiz Mauad, Vice President of Services and Fleet Operations at Eve.
The CONOPS is available on Eve’s website. Any suggestions or comments about the document could be sent to Contact@EveAirMobility.com.