EmbraerX Spins Off Eve Urban Air Mobility Systems, Standalone Company Developing eVTOL

Embraer announced this week that its subsidiary EmbraerX has spun off its Eve Urban Air Mobility Systems branch as an independently operating company. (Photo courtesy of Embraer.)

Aerospace manufacturer Embraer announced this week that after a nearly four-year incubation period within EmbraerX, Eve Urban Air Mobility Systems is now a standalone company. Eve aims to accelerate the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ecosystem and is developing an eVTOL, or electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle. EmbraerX is an Embraer market accelerator subsidiary that develops solutions “that transform life’s experiences.” André Stein, former EmbraerX head of strategy, was named Eve CEO.

Transforming The World

Along with its eVTOL, Eve is developing an associated services and support network for the eVTOL as well as urban air traffic management solutions. EmbraerX, meanwhile, is a partner in the Uber Elevate Network working to transform “the world through aerial ridesharing at scale.” Its Uber Air project is developing fleets of small eVTOLs for various cities worldwide. Uber Elevate head Eric Allison says Eve’s launch is “an important next step in commercializing Embraer’s eVTOL designs while building on Embraer’s ability to design, certify, and deliver safe, globally accepted aircraft.”

With this announcement, Embraer says Eve is presenting a unique and value market proposition, as the human-centered eVTOL design “represents an actual, certifiable product development, as evidenced by the first flight of the engineering simulator in July 2020.” Eve is tapping into Embraer’s 50-year aerospace expertise and technology from Atech, an Embraer subsidiary that provides air traffic management software, to develop solutions to help safely scale the UAM industry going forward.

Eve is working toward developing and certifying an eVTOL, or electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle. (Photo courtesy of Embraer.)

“Eve stands primed to create a new frontier in transportation with intelligent, environmentally friendly, autonomous-ready aircraft and the associated ubiquitous support and urban air traffic management solutions,” says Embraer CEO and President Francisco Gomes Neto.

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Source: Embraer

Posted On: 10/15/2020 4:13:56 PM