Eve (unnamed production model)
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.
The Eve eVTOL passenger unnamed production model aircraft holds one pilot, four passengers and their luggage in a comfortable interior. The cruise speed and flight time of the aircraft is unknown at this time. The range of the aircraft is estimated to be 100 km (60 miles). The aircraft has larger windows than conventional small airplanes and provide the passengers and pilot with spectacular views over any urban or rural area.
The aircraft has one main high wing, has eight VTOL-only propellers located on two booms (which are part of the wing's superstructure and are both parallel the fuselage) and has two pusher propellers on the rear conventional tail. The two pusher propellers providing thrust for forward flight and reverse flight. All the propellers are designed for their specific main jobs of VTOL and forward flight. All propellers can turn independently of each other and can all be used for any type of course correction during any part of the flight in clam or gusty wind conditions.
Having a main wing will increase the range of the aircraft making it extremely useful for passengers flying in a large urban area and flying from a urban area to a rural area. The tail of the aircraft has one vertical stabilizer. The landing gear is helicopter-like fixed skid landing gear reminiscent of an Airbus H145 helicopter's landing skid. No mention has been made if there is an emergency ballistic parachute on the aircraft.
When looking at the aircraft 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 has fixed skid-type landing gear. Reducing the complexity of any aircraft decreases the purchase cost, increases the life of the aircraft, increases the reliability of the aircraft, increases the safety of the aircraft and decreases the maintenance costs for the aircraft.
The timeline of when a prototype or production model will be produced was not provided in Eve Air Mobility as of July 2022.
- Aircraft type: eVTOL passenger aircraft
- Piloting: 1 pilot (in the future, autonomous)
- Capacity: 4 passengers and luggage
- Cruise speed: Unknown
- Range (estimated): 100 km (60 miles)
- 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
- Window: Canopy over cockpit
- Wings: 1 main high wing
- Tail: 1 conventional tail
- Landing gear: Two 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.
- Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions website
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- Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions LinkedIn
- EmbraerX website
- Embraer main website
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- Article: UK Air Mobility consortium led by EmbraerX’s Eve to simulate eVTOL flights in London airspace, eVTOL Magazine, Jan. 20, 2021
- Video: Eve: Mobility Reimagined, Embraer, Mar. 24, 2021
- Article: Embraer mostra 1º teste com 'carro elétrico voador' feito no Brasil, InsideEVs, Mar. 25, 2021
- Article: Embraer’s Eve to go public via SPAC merger with $2.4B valuation, Vertical Magazine, Dec. 21, 2021
- Article: A look at Eve’s eVTOL aircraft as it targets type certification in late 2025, eVTOL Magazine, Feb. 8, 2022
- Article: Eve enlists Porsche to kickstart manufacturing, logistics and supply chain strategy, eVTOL Magazine, June 1, 2022
- Article: Eve Reveals eVTOL Design and Cabin Mockup, Aviation International News Online, July 17, 2022
- Article: Gallery: Eve's eVTOL Cabin Unveiled, Aviation Week, July 17, 2022
- Article: Eve sees massive competitive advantages in partnership with Embraer, eVTOL Magazine, Aug. 10, 2022
- Article: Eve Plans to Conduct Passenger Flights with Helicopters in Urban Air Mobility Study, Aviation Today, Aug. 23, 2022