U.S. carrier United Airlines Holdings Inc (UAL.O) said on Thursday [08 Sept 2022] it would invest $15 million in air-taxi maker Eve Air Mobility and ordered 200 aircraft from the Embraer (EMBR3.SA)-owned startup.

The conditional deal for Eve's four-seater air taxi, or electric vertical take-off and landing vehicle (eVTOL), includes an option for 200 more. United did not specify the conditions.

Delivery of Eve's first aircraft, which has a range of 60 miles, is expected as early as 2026, United said.

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