Urban Air Mobility
Embraer’s new company Eve to focus on eVTOL, UAM
October 18, 2020 By Wings Staff
Embraer launched a company called Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions Inc. focusing on building electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicles and infrastructure for the Urban Air Mobility sector. Eve is the result of four years of development under the Brazilian company’s incubator subsidiary EmbraerX, based in Melbourne, Florida, as part of that state’s Space Coast community.
“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,” said Francisco Gomes Neto, President and CEO, Embraer.
Eve is the first company to be launched by EmbraerX, whose former head of strategy, André Stein, has been appointed CEO of Eve. EmbraerX has been part of the Uber Elevate Network since its inception in 2017.
“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,” said Eric Allison, Head of Uber Elevate, focusing on how to make aerial ridesharing a reality.
Embraer states the progress of Eve’s human-centered eVTOL design is evidenced by the first flight of the company’s engineering simulator in July 2020. Eve is also working with Brazil-based Atech, a subsidiary of the Embraer Group, to develop and scale air traffic management software for UAM.
Atech works in the areas of air traffic, command and control systems, cyber security, instrumentation and control systems, embedded systems, simulators and logistics. Embraer explains Atech is responsible for the development and modernization of the entire system that manages and defends Brazilian airspace.