Embraer hopes to disrupt the industry with first eVTOL aircraft

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EmbraerX, an Embraer organisation, has unveiled its first electrical vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft concept.

The eVTOL concept, which was presented at Uber Elevate 2018, represents an aircraft with a mission to serve passengers in an urban environment, based on the key design drivers of safety, passenger experience, affordability and a very low footprint for the community, in terms of noise and emissions.

EmbraerX is engaged in several projects, including the development of eVTOL concepts through a cooperation with Uber and other companies to explore business opportunities within the Uber Elevate ecosystem.

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“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 EmbraerX 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 and CEO of EmbraerX, 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 EmbraerX is committed to exploring a range of disruptive products and services that could revolutionise the business of air transportation.”

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Emma Calder

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