Embraer X, the arm of Embraer focused on developing disruptive businesses, has unveiled its first electrical Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft concept.
The unveiling was made during Uber Elevate 2018, in Los Angeles, California. Embraer X is working on several projects, including the development of eVTOL concepts through a partnership with Uber and other companies to explore business opportunities within the Uber Elevate ecosystem.
Embraer X says its new eVTOL concept is designed around the demands of an urban environment and the key drivers of safety, passenger experience, affordability and a very low noise and emissions footprint.
The company has consulted with potential urban air travellers and various companies and institutions to design the concept.
Transforming urban mobility
“We have excelled in our near-50-year journey by introducing innovations into the aviation industry and delivering true value to customers,” said Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva, President and CEO of Embraer. “We are relentless in our quest for constant growth and through Embraer X we will drive disruptive innovation and accelerate the creation of new businesses with the potential for exponential growth. Urban mobility is ripe for transformation and we are committed to having a major role in this key market.”
Antonio Campello, President & CEO of Embraer X, added: “We are developing solutions to bring on-demand air transportation to urban areas to improve quality of life for millions of people. Our collaboration with key stakeholders will accelerate the arrival of this new ecosystem.
“This is one example of how Embraer X is committed to exploring a range of disruptive products and services that could revolutionise the business of air transportation.”