Embraer presents the new Eve cabin model
As the aviation world prepares for an exciting week at the Farnborough Airshow, Embraer got a head start on the festivities today. The Brazilian manufacturing powerhouse took the opportunity to unveil the new cabin mockup of its long-awaited Eve electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.
A key sector
eVTOLs were primed to take the airline industry by storm at the end of this decade. Major airlines, manufacturers and airports around the world have invested in the industry in a bid to be part of an expected overhaul of travel networks.
Eve, Embraer’s urban air mobility subsidiary, was established in 2020. Yet it recently made the transition to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under a new deal with Zanite, which invests in the aviation, aerospace and defense, urban mobility, among other technological fields. . The move sees Eve bolster her support after Zanite shelled out over $100 million.
There have been changes throughout the program. Notably, Eve went through a design change from a canard and wing construction to a wing and tailplane. Thus, the aircraft is expected to be introduced with a conventional wing and tail configuration with eight rotors attached around the wing to provide safe vertical takeoff and landing.
eVTOLs are touted to revolutionize public transport and city travel. Photo: Embraer
Simple Flying was on hand for the big reveal. The unveiling was scheduled by EVE co-CEO Andre Stein, who proudly showed off the design to a round of applause.
With the design change, Eve hopes to make things simpler. As Stein explained:
“With few moving parts and complexity, we can keep it efficient, relying on wings to fly and navigate. We keep the same DNA. It’s just the point in development where we felt it was mature. to share.
Stein was honored to show the model. Photo: Sumit Singh | single flight
The futuristic shape of the capsule is complemented by the turquoise accents. While the exterior is sleek, the interior is truly a delight to behold.
The four seats look like a hybrid of commercial aircraft and taxi seats on the ground. There is enough space for a short-haul jump and several data points to keep passengers informed of the trip.
Passengers will be able to keep up to date with their flight. Photo: Sumit Singh | single flight
The overall cabin experience is cool. Nevertheless, it undoubtedly seems like a natural progression for urban transport. With the London skyline serving as the backdrop for Eve’s conceptualization and the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) supporting eVTOLs, Londoners will be familiar with the approaches. The driver and passenger areas reimagine the driver’s cabin and the passenger cabin of a black cab.
“As with any major aircraft development, the most important aspect is inside. Since the beginning of the project, we have focused a lot on the user experience. We understand the different needs, the different users of different backgrounds to ensure that we develop a product to deliver a broad user experience – something simple and intuitive for our users.
A glimpse of what pilots could do. Photo: Sumit Singh | single flight
When visiting the 2022 FIA, those at the venue will be able to further extend the concept experience through augmented reality glasses. This process will help visitors envision the future of short-haul air travel.
The approach is simplified throughout. Photo: Sumit Singh | single flight
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Overall, the Eve program has achieved significant milestones in recent months. Along with a series of partnerships formed, he is getting closer to seeing the fruits of his labor. Embraer completed major test flights over Rio de Janeiro in May. In total, there are more than 1,900 Eve orders from around 20 launch customers around the world. We can expect Eve to become a major force in the eVTOL space by the early 2030s.
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