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EmbraerX unveils first eVTOL concept
Embraer eVTOL concept. © Embraer

EmbraerX unveils first eVTOL concept

EmbraerX has unveiled its first electrical Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft concept during Uber Elevate 2018.

EmbraerX, an Embraer organization dedicated to 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.

EmbraerX is based on Florida’s Space Coast in Melbourne, Florida, with innovation teams established in Silicon Valley and Boston that are integrating and collaborating with innovation communities.

The company 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.

Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva, President and CEO of Embraer, said the company was committed to having a major role in the urban mobility market.

According to the Brazilian firm, the eVTOL concept 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.

The concept is described as the outcome of extensive interaction with potential urban air travelers about their desired experience, combined with the expertise of Embraer’s teams and the collaboration with various companies and institutions.

Embraer's concept is one of multiple urban air mobility projects currently underway (see here, here and here).

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