Embraer elevates electric aircraft development
Embraer X, an Embraer offshoot dedicated to disruptive businesses, has joined the aviation companies looking to be the first to launch an electrical Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft. Designed for urban use and often promoted as air taxis, eVTOL aircraft are expected to be landing on converted car park roofs around the world in the next five to 10 years.
The eVTOL concept presented by Embraer X at Uber Elevate 2018 represents an aircraft with a mission to serve passengers in an urban environment, based on the key design drivers of safety, passenger experience, affordability and a very low footprint for the community, in terms of noise and emissions.
“We are developing solutions to bring on-demand air transportation to urban areas to improve quality of life for millions of people. Our collaboration with key stakeholders will accelerate the arrival of this new ecosystem,” said Antonio Campello, President & CEO of Embraer X. “This is one example of how Embraer X is committed to exploring a range of disruptive products and services that could revolutionise the business of air transportation.”
Embraer X is an Embraer organisation, dedicated to developing disruptive businesses that transform transportation. With an inherent startup mentality, Embraer X has three fundamental pillars, which are the shaping of the future user experience of air transportation, the application of Embraer know-how, and the generation of disruptive products, services and business models.
“We are developing solutions to bring on-demand air transportation to urban areas to improve quality of life for millions of people.”
-Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva
“We have excelled in our near-50-year journey by introducing innovations into the aviation industry and delivering true value to customers,” said Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva, President and CEO of Embraer. “We are relentless in our quest for constant growth and through Embraer X we will drive disruptive innovation and accelerate the creation of new businesses with the potential for exponential growth. Urban mobility is ripe for transformation and we are committed to having a major role in this key market.”