Porsche is teaming up with Embraer to facilitate the production and operation of the eVTOL

Porsche is teaming up with Embraer to facilitate the production and operation of the eVTOL


Embraer entered into a partnership with Porsche Consulting last Tuesday (31) to define a strategic plan for the supply, manufacturing and distribution of its eVTOL equipment – today operated by Eve, its urban air mobility arm.

The companies will combine their expertise in the aerospace and automotive industries to lead Hawa’s implementation program at the global level, conducting research on manufacturing operations, equipment, logistics and parts distribution.

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“It is a great pleasure to work with an industry leader who can help us make strategic decisions,” says André Stein, co-CEO of Eve, in a joint statement with Porsche. “We’re excited to discover all the new opportunities that lie ahead as technology dramatically changes the manufacturing landscape.”

The collaboration between Embraer and Porsche also provides research to guide the production level suitable to meet the expected demand in the air mobility market. According to the Brazilian company, a variety of solutions are considered to “meet the specific needs of the sector” during the digital transformation and focus on sustainability goals.

“We are very proud of this new partnership with Eve because we have the opportunity to create the future of mobility together”, explains Porsche Consulting CEO Rudy Leutz. “We share the same values, and with our knowledge as an industry-leading company, we will be able to question and challenge existing concepts of materials and manufacturing.”

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The first autonomous flight tests have been completed

Last month, Eve completed the first autonomous and eVTOL flight tests in Rio de Janeiro. The company connected to Embraer explored normal and extreme conditions with its space vehicle, whose range is estimated at 100 km. In the operation, the startup had the cooperation of the American companies Iris Automation and Near Earth Autonomy.

Embraer has also received an order from Avantto to manufacture 100 eVTOLs for the fleet in Latin America by 2026. The agreement, according to the company, should be the beginning of expanding the Brazilian air network from the end of the decade.

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