On day 4 of the Farnborough Airshow this year, EmbraerX’s Eve, which has recently made major strides in developing its eVTOL aircraft, unveiled a mockup of the aircraft’s cabin configuration.
“This mock-up brilliantly materialises the cabin concept we have been co-creating with potential users for years. We recently received feedback from our advisory board, and now we will be able to show it to other stakeholders here at Farnborough Airshow. Our solutions were designed considering essential market needs, such as accessibility, safety, sustainability, and ticket price. It is always exciting when we achieve this stage of the program,” said Flavia Ciaccia, Vice President of User Experience of Eve.
As part of the ongoing product development, the company also presented the current vehicle design that uses a conventional wing and tail instead of the previous canard configuration. The eight lift rotors are fixed around the wing, providing vertical take-off and landing capability as well as safety and reliability in a simple and intuitive lift-and-cruise design.
Andre Stein, Co-CEO of Eve, added: “Our teams have been working hard to create the best solutions for the global urban air mobility environment, and our aviation experience through Embraer not only gives us confidence that we are on the right path but also puts us at the forefront of the market. We’ve been accelerating our resources engagement and evolving the project’s maturity.”
Eve has been dedicated to fostering the UAM market across the globe and committed to enabling the new market sustainably and safely. The Company’s eVTOL will offer communities environment-friendly flights at a lower cost and is expected to enter into service in 2026.
Why it matters: With the industry giant air shows (Farnborough and Paris) recently making their post-COVID returns, many companies in the new aerial mobility industry are using the events to make key news releases. Despite economic headwinds, several eVTOL makers are still posting exciting updates and bringing their aerial mobility visions to reality with flight tests, product mockups, and progressive partnerships.
Source // Eve