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Eve Air Mobility Eve M1 (concept design)

Eve Air Mobility Eve eVTOL passenger aircraft (production model)


Eve M1 concept design)
Eve Air Mobility, LLC
Ft Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Founded in October 2020, Eve Air Mobility is in the business of designing electric vertical take-off and landing vehicle (eVTOL) passenger aircraft and are developing an entire Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ecosystem. The company is located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA. The company is making both civilian and military eVTOL passenger aircraft.

Eve Air Mobility is a subsidiary of Embraer. Over the last five decades (as of 2018), Embraer has designed, developed and certified close to 50 aircraft models, delivering over 8,000 aircraft to 100 countries. Embraer’s fleet has accumulated more than 50 million flight hours. Embraer was founded in 1969 and its main headquarters are based in São Paulo, Brazil. EmbraerX is the disruptive innovation subsidiary of the Embraer Group, is based in the USA and is the business group in charge of developing their eVTOL aircraft for Urban Air Mobility (UAM).

EmbraerX has key design elements for their eVTOL aircraft which include: A human centered design, optimal safety, high reliability, redundant systems, a lower noise footprint to be community friendly, simplicity in design, advanced technology, 100% electric, passenger comfort and user experience, accessibility for anyone (young, older, special needs), low operating costs, autonomous flight and no emissions.

Letter of Intent (LOI) with Embraer and BAE Systems
On July 19, 2022, Eve announced a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) with Embraer and BAE Systems to explore the potential order of up to 150 electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles with the aim of examining the aircraft's application for the military and security markets.

Eve M1 military and security passenger eVTOL concept design aircraft
While specifications of the Eve M1 military and security passenger eVTOL concept design aircraft were not published on July 19, 2022 by the company, the aircraft will most likely hold a total of five people (one pilot and four passengers) or less. As this is a military aircraft, the aircraft could hold only four personnel due to the passengers wearing military gear and also having the possibility of needing extra room for cargo. In addition, no mention of has been made for the name of this aircraft. The aircraft could possibly be used for military air cargo use but no mention of this was made in the company's article.

The concept design has one main high wing, has eight VTOL-only propellers located on two booms (which are part of the wing's superstructure and are parallel the fuselage) and has two pusher propellers on the rear conventional tail. The landing gear is helicopter-like fixed skid landing gear. No mention has been made if there is an emergency ballistic parachute on the aircraft.

When looking at the Eve M1 eVTOL concept design, one can readily see the aircraft has been made to reduce the complexity of the aircraft. There are no tilting propellers, the wing and booms are fixed, the aircraft has a conventional tail and the landing gear is fixed skid-type landing gear. Reducing the complexity of any aircraft decreases the purchase cost, increases the life of the aircraft, reliability increases, safety increases, efficiency increases, less parts are needed, weight is lowered, easier to maintain and maintenance costs decrease. In addition, eVTOL aircraft are easier to add remote, autonomous or artificial intelligence piloting.

The timeline of when a prototype or production model will be produced was not provided in Eve Air Mobility's July 2022 article.


  • Aircraft type: Military passenger eVTOL concept design aircraft
  • Piloting: 1 pilot (in the future, autonomous)
  • Capacity: 4 passengers (estimated)
  • Cruise speed: Unknown
  • Range (estimated): 100 km (60 mile)
  • Flight time: Unknown
  • Cruise altitude: Unknown
  • Propellers: 10 propellers (8 VTOL-only propellers, 2 pusher propellers)
  • Electric motors: 10 electric motors
  • Power source: Batteries
  • Fuselage: Carbon fiber composite
  • Windows: Large windows allowing forward, left, right views with a solid roof above the passenger compartment
  • Wings: 1 main high wing
  • Tail: 1 conventional tail
  • Landing gear: Helicopter-like fixed skid landing gear
  • Safety features: Distributed Electric Propulsion (DEP), provides safety through redundancy for its passengers and/or cargo. DEP means having multiple propellers (or ducted fans) and motors on the aircraft so if one or more propellers (ducted fans) or motors fail, the other working propellers (or ducted fans) and motors can safely land the aircraft. There are also redundancies in the sub-systems of the aircraft.

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