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.
Eve V2 concept design passenger eVTOL aircraft
The Eve V2 concept design is a futuristic passenger eVTOL aircraft designed for advanced air mobility (AAM). The aircraft has one pilot and carries four passengers. The aircraft has eight dedicated VTOL propellers and one pusher propeller in the rear of the aircraft. The VTOL propellers are on two booms (the booms are parallel to the fuselage) and each boom is located at the end of a main high-wing. The main wing will provide a longer range for the aircraft and this range will be a useful feature to passengers in large urban areas. The rear pusher propeller will be used for forward flight, rearward flight and other needed flight corrections.
The pilot's seat is located in the front of the aircraft and has 2X2 seating for the passengers. The aircraft has larger than normal windows than a conventional airplane providing excellent views for the passengers. The floor of the cabin is low to the ground allowing easy entry and exiting of the aircraft. The aircraft has also been made to be accessible.
The landing gear has a unique futuristic look and included in the design are two unique fixed skid type landing gear. The are two struts from the front bottom of the fuselage connected to the forward part of the landing land gear with a horizontal strut bar between the two skids, providing more strength for the front end of the landing gear. The rear portion of the landing does not end like helicopter skid-type landing gear. The rear portion of the landing continues at an angle which is parallel to the rear of the fuselage and then curves sharply to a horizontal position and continues under the full length of tail of the aircraft. The rear portion of the landing gear seems to be connected to the rear of the fuselage and to the tail of the aircraft to provide extra strength to the landing gear and to the entire aircraft.
No mention of this eVTOL concept design aircraft has noted in any article or on the company's website. The picture was found on EmbraerX's White Paper titled, "Flight Plan 2030" and in the White Paper, not even a caption accompanied the graphic of the aircraft. As this is a concept design, it is unknown if this aircraft will ever make as a prototype aircraft or production aircraft.
Windows: Panoramic wrap around windows allowing forward, left, right for spectacular views with a solid roof above the passenger compartment
Landing gear: Futuristic 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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