Eve and Fahari Aviation sign LoI on Kenyan UAM
In March 2022, Eve and Fahari Aviation, a Kenya Airways’ subsidiary, signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) for up to 40 eVTOLs. The agreement includes a plan from joint studies to develop the UAM market and a business model for cargo drone operations in Kenya. Deliveries are expected to start in 2026.
Allan Kilavuka, group managing director & CEO, Kenya Airways said: “UAM is the future of transport and we are honoured to be the champions of this in the region. The journey to realise the dream of eVTOL vehicles in Kenya is on course, and the partnership with Eve is a key achievement for us as part of the strategy to adopt new technologies as a growth strategy for the sustainable development of Africa.”
Fahari Aviation has been exploring solutions to address various issues in Kenya, such as traffic jams, sightseeing, parcel delivery, agriculture and wildlife protection. The company believe Eve’s eVTOL, together with the firm’s “global experience”, will benefit the development of air mobility in the country.
Andre Stein, co-CEO of Eve said: “This is a new chapter of the Eve and Fahari Aviation partnership to strengthen both companies’ commitment to establishing the foundations that will sustainably support the ecosystem for urban air mobility in Kenya. Last year, we announced a collaboration to develop operational models for Fahari Aviation’s key markets, and today’s announcement confirms that it is evolving successfully.”