Embraer eVTOL completes wind tunnel tests in Switzerland

Electric aircraft from subsidiary Eve is scheduled to debut in 2026

Embraer’s urban air mobility division, Eve reported on May 15 that it recently completed wind tunnel testing of its electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft. The evaluations were carried out in a test center near Lucerne, Switzerland, with a scale model of the Brazilian company’s eVTOL.

According to Eve, the tests in the wind tunnel in Switzerland served to “investigate and validate” components of the eVTOL, including the fuselage, rotors, wing, tail and other surfaces of the device.

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“The completion of wind tunnel testing is an important engineering milestone as we continue the development of our eVTOL,” said Luiz Valentini, chief technology officer at Eve Air Mobility.

“The information we obtained during this phase of development has helped us further refine the technical solutions of our eVTOL before committing to production tooling and conforming prototypes. Our goal is to design, produce and certify an aerodynamic and efficient eVTOL that will be used for a variety of urban air mobility missions.”

Eve’s new eVTOL concept (Eve)

The eVTOLs are coming

In Eve’s planning, eVTOLs will hit the market in about three years. The subsidiary of the Embraer group has repeatedly announced that it intends to start operating the new urban transport mode in 2026. The flight of a full-scale prototype could take place in 2024.

The eVTOLs will operate on short and medium routes with a range of 60 miles (100 kilometers) allowing it to complete a variety of urban air mobility missions, says Eve.


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