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Overair, an emerging advanced air mobility (AAM) company and developer of all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, has announced a historic partnership with the City of Arlington, Texas.
This collaboration marks the first-ever direct partnership between a city in Texas and an eVTOL original equipment manufacturer (OEM). Together, Overair and Arlington aim to develop and launch electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) operations, starting at Arlington Municipal Airport, and extending throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth region.
It is expected the eVTOL operations will offer a direct connection to the city’s vibrant entertainment district, home to Six Flags Over Texas, Hurricane Harbor, four professional sports franchises — including the Texas Rangers, Dallas Cowboys, Arlington Renegades and the WNBA’s Dallas Wings — as well as numerous restaurants, shopping centers, museums and live entertainment venues.
This announcement follows a recently announced agreement between Overair and Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport to bring eVTOL operations to the DFW Metroplex. The City of Arlington’s strategic collaboration with Overair will expand the company’s AAM operations across North Texas by delivering fully integrated eVTOL ecosystem solutions — from vertiports and advanced charging infrastructure to the implementation of electric aerial rideshare.
As part of the agreement, Overair will also establish a base of operations in North Central Texas, bringing new jobs to residents.
“Today’s announcement is a major step toward positioning Arlington as one of the first cities in the world to integrate fully electric AAM capabilities into its transportation ecosystem,” said Overair chief commercial officer, Valerie Manning.