EmbraerX launches independent UAM spin-off Eve Solutions
After four years of incubation within EmbraerX, Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions, Inc. (Eve) has been launched as an independent company in the urban air mobility (UAM) ecosystem.
Eve is developing the progression and certification of the company’s electric vertical take-off and landing vehicle (eVTOL), a services and support network, and the creation of urban air traffic management solutions. André Stein, former head of strategy for EmbraerX, has been appointed CEO of Eve.
“Innovation and diversification are key pillars of Embraer’s new strategic plan, which will increase revenue and improve profitability over the next few years,” said Francisco Gomes Neto, President and CEO of Embraer. “Eve stands primed to create an intelligent, environmentally friendly, autonomous-ready aircraft and the associated ubiquitous support and urban air traffic management solutions.”
As part of the company’s initiative to accelerate the UAM revolution, EmbraerX joined the Uber Elevate Network at its inception in 2017.
“Eve’s launch is an important next step in commercialising Embraer’s eVTOL designs while building on its ability to certify and deliver safe aircraft,” said Eric Allison, head of Uber Elevate.
EmbraerX conducted the first flight of its engineering simulator in July 2020. The company is harnessing the expertise of both Embraer and Atech, a subsidiary of the Embraer Group, in providing air traffic management software.