Eve-100 eVTOL

Korea Aerospace Industries to supply Embraer eVTOL pylons

The South Korean manufacturer is already a supplier of aerostructural components for the E2 jets, although it is best known for its military aircraft

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), manufacturers of the KA-50 and KF-21 Boramae military jets, was selected by Eve Air Mobility to supply the Eve-100 eVTOL pylons.

Structural components are used to support the electrical power units and their eight rotors for vertical takeoff and landing.

“With its excellent performance in quality, technology and business, KAI has excelled in supplying aerostructure components for a variety of aircraft, including Embraer’s E-Jet E2 model,” said Johann Bordais, CEO of Eve.

“We welcome KAI with great enthusiasm to our select group of suppliers, who will collaborate with us from the prototyping phase to aircraft production.”

Eve’s eVTOL (Embraer)

Partner in the E2 program

Although best known for its work in the defense segment and more recently in the development of the 4.5 gen Boramae fighter, KAI has been a large-scale producer of aerostructural components for around three decades.

The South Korean company even supplies components for Embraer’s E2 jets. According to Goo Young Kang, CEO of KAI, the manufacturer intends to expand its operations in the Advanced Aerial Mobility (AAM) segment.

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KF-21 Boramae fighter (KAI)

KAI joins an extensive list of Eve suppliers that includes Aciturri, Crouzet, Thales, Honeywell, RECARO, FACC, Garmin, Liebherr-Aerospace, BAE Systems and Duc Hélice Propellers.

Additionally, Embraer and Nidec Corporation created Nidec Aerospace LLC, a joint venture to develop the aircraft’s electric propulsion system.

Eve is assembling the first full-scale prototype of its eVTOL, which should fly by the end of the year. The first deliveries of the Eve-100 are scheduled for 2026.


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