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Eve Holding, Inc. displayed its first full-scale eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) cabin model at the Farnborough Airshow in the UK. As part of ongoing product development, the company is also showing off the current vehicle design, which uses a traditional wing and tail rather than the previous canard configuration.
Eight rotors are fixed around the wing, providing vertical takeoff and landing capability as well as safety and reliability in a simple and intuitive lift-plus-cruise design.
The company’s eVTOL, which will provide eco-friendly flights to the community, is expected to be operational by 2026.
Ev is supported by Embraer SA in Brazil
Flavia ChaciaEve. VP User Experience said: “This model is a great representation of the cabin concept we have co-created with potential users over the years. We have recently received feedback from the Advisory Board and we will now be able to present to other interests at the Farnborough Airshow. Stakeholder showcase. Our solutions are designed with fundamental market needs such as accessibility, safety, sustainability and fare in mind. It is always exciting when we reach the stage of this project.”
Andre SteinEve Co-CEO added: “Our teams are constantly working to create the best solutions for the global urban air mobility environment, and our aviation experience at Embraer not only gives us confidence that we are on the right path, but that we Be at the forefront of the market. We have been accelerating the engagement of our resources and increasing the maturity of our projects.”
Eve also announced a letter of intent with Halo Aviation Ltd., a provider of customized private urban air mobility (UAM) travel services, to collaborate on the development and launch of Eve’s urban air traffic management software solutions.
As part of the agreement, Halo will acquire the software from Eve with the aim of using it to maximize its UAM operations.
Andrew Collins, President and CEO of Halo, said: “We are very excited that Eve has demonstrated why they will lead the next generation of flight. Halo is delighted to have a unique partnership with Eve as they have spent so much time focused on Not just building eVTOL vehicles, instead they are working hard to deploy a range of agnostic solutions that will significantly advance the creation and overall network performance of UAM. We look forward to working with Eve’s team in this particular case, Leverage our current operational insights as a leader in vertical lifts in the US and UK to help develop and advance Eve’s UATM vision.”
Eve’s UATM software is part of a portfolio of solutions that will enable the integration of all airspace users in urban environments critical to supporting the safety, efficiency and improvement of the entire UAM ecosystem, including fleet and vertical airport operators important.