Eve Air Mobility, Embraer’s Urban Air Mobility subsidiary, announced the choice of four more suppliers for its electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.
The first of these is Thales, which will provide an aerial data system that includes sensors and a computer. Honeywell will be responsible for the guidance, navigation and external lighting systems while FACC will provide the horizontal and vertical stabilization, including the rudder and elevator.
Famous in the automobile market, Recaro will make the seats for the aircraft, which can carry four passengers, in addition to the pilot.
We continue to be on schedule with our master plan and we are building a strong and reputable list of qualified suppliers for our eVTOL aircraft,” said Johann Bordais, CEO of Eve Air Mobility. “We have been very deliberate in establishing a long-term working relationship with each of our suppliers. Each agreement covers the aircraft’s life cycle including prototype, production, and aftermarket service and operational support. We look forward to working with Thales, Honeywell, RECARO and FACC as we progress toward entry into service in 2026 and well into the future.”
In addition to these companies, Garmin, Liebherr Aerospace and Intergalactic have already been agreed, which were announced in October 2023, and BAE Systems and DUC Hélices Propellers, in June last year.
During the Paris Air Show, Embraer announced a joint venture with Nidec Corporation to produce the aircraft’s electric engines, Nidec Aerospace LLC.
Eve’s eVTOL will initially be produced in facilities close to Embraer’s headquarters in Brazil. The first flight of the eVTOL prototype, which is already being assembled, is scheduled for 2024.
Eve plans to deliver the first Eve-100, as the aircraft is called, starting in 2026.