Eve Air Mobility and SkyScape, a Japanese vertiport development and management company headquartered in Osaka, Japan, have announced an agreement to use Eve’s Urban ATM (air traffic management) as a part of the Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) concept of operations published by the Japanese government. The announcement makes Skyscape Eve’s 13th Urban ATM customer and it becomes its sixth Urban ATM vertiport customer as the company continues to grow its business globally.

Eve’s Urban ATM software solution is a key enabler to the efficient implementation and scalability of urban air mobility (UAM) by providing services for air navigation service providers, urban authorities, fleet operators, vertiport operators, and other UAM stakeholders. The solution includes UAM flight coordination, vertiport automation airside support, airspace flow management and conformance management.

“This agreement represents a key milestone for Eve as SkyScape becomes our first Urban ATM customer in Japan as we continue to grow our portfolio of vertiport customers around the world,” said David Rottblatt, vice president of sales and government affairs at Eve Air Mobility. “Japan has been very proactive and is a global leader in pursuing urban air mobility. Eve’s Urban ATM solution will play a critical role in helping to transport eVTOL passengers quickly and safely in densely populated cities in the future.”

“Our team at SkyScape is focused on developments that move the needle forward and get us closer to launching real AAM services,” said Asa Quesenberry, CEO of SkyScape. “Working directly with the EVE team pushes us one step closer to the reality we’re looking to create within Advanced Air Mobility and enables the variety of aviation operations we’re planning to offer from our facilities.”

As part of the agreement, the two companies will collaborate in a number of different ways including promoting Urban Air Mobility in Japan and the test and trial of Urban ATM software including data collection and sharing. The companies will also work together on showcasing eVTOL design and testing, vertiport design, operation certification and future autonomous operation development at SkyScape locations including their planned country research site known as the “Integrated Aviation Center” (IAC) when it opens in the future.

New Suppliers for Wings and Pilot Controls

Eve also has named two new suppliers for its electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. Aciturri will be responsible for the development and manufacturing of the wing skins and spars as well as the leading and trailing edges of the wing. Crouzet will supply the pilot controls, specifically the inceptor (control stick). Both suppliers have signed agreements that cover the aircraft’s life cycle including prototype production and aftermarket service and operational support.

“Production of our first prototype is underway and we continue to finalize supply agreements with qualified suppliers,” said Johann Bordais, CEO of Eve Air Mobility. “We have been very deliberate in establishing a strong working relationship with each of our suppliers. Aciturri and Crouzet are recognized for outstanding quality and support and we look forward to working with both companies as we progress toward entry into service in 2026 and beyond.”

These new suppliers are in addition to Garmin, Liebherr Aerospace and Intergalactic that were announced in October and Nidec Aerospace LLC, a joint venture between Japan’s Nidec Corporation and Brazil’s Embraer, BAE Systems and DUC Hélices Propellers which were announced at the Paris Air Show last summer. Most recently, Eve added four additional suppliers including Thales, Honeywell, RECARO Aircraft Seating and FACC in January.