Embraer to Build Facility to Produce Electric Aerial VehiclesEmbraer to Build Facility to Produce Electric Aerial Vehicles
Aircraft maker partners with publicly traded startup Eve Air Mobility to create a new manufacturing plant in Sao Paulo
July 25, 2023
Brazilian commercial aircraft company Embraer has agreed to build a production facility for the production of electric vertical take-off and landing craft.
The agreement is part of a strategic partnership with Eve Air Mobility, the publicly traded startup that plans to build its electric aerial vehicles (EAV) at the plant in Sao Paulo.
“When we began our search for a manufacturing location to build our eVTOL, we wanted to reimagine how the aircraft could be built using the latest technology and manufacturing processes, coupled with other aspects such as supply chain and logistics,” said Eve co-CEO Andre Stein. “Our objective is to offer safe and reliable products and services to the market and be highly competitive in manufacturing efficiency. The team was tasked with the opportunity to design an optimized assembly line that prioritizes safety, quality, efficiency, productivity and sustainability.”
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The plant lies within Embraer’s location in the city, which is easily accessible from highways and a railroad. It also is near the headquarters of Embraer, where the engineering and human resources teams are expected to aid in the joint venture.
“This decision is aligned with our growth strategy plan, which is driven by innovation and sustainability,” said Francisco Gomes Neto, president and CEO of Embraer. “We believe in the enormous potential of the global urban air mobility market and we reinforce our commitment to Eve as one of the major players in this industry.”
Last year, Eve commissioned Porsche Consulting, the sports car maker spinoff, to help define its global manufacturing, supply chain and logistics strategy. The two companies have since been working together to design a concept of industrialization of building electric aerial vehicles.
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