Eve Air Mobility and Embraer’s first electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL) production facility will be located in Taubaté, São Paulo state, Brazil.
Subject to the authorities’ approval, the manufacturing plant will be situated on a designated portion of land within Embraer’s existing unit. The site benefits from a strategic logistical location, offering easy access via two highways and close proximity to a railroad. Another significant advantage is the region's proximity to Embraer’s headquarters in São José dos Campos and Eve's engineering and human resources team.
“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 Andre Stein, co-CEO of Eve. “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 optimised assembly line that prioritises safety, quality, efficiency, productivity and sustainability.”
In May 2022, Eve announced a partnership with Porsche Consulting to define Eve’s eVTOL global manufacturing, supply chain and logistics macro strategy. The two companies have since worked together to research advanced manufacturing and innovation concepts and used their combined aeronautical and automotive expertise to design a concept of industrialisation for eVTOL aircraft based on high safety, quality, efficiency and customer focus.
Eve continues to progress in developing its eVTOL. The company is also focusing on creating a comprehensive portfolio of agnostic solutions, including a unique Urban Air Traffic Management (Urban ATM) software to optimise and scale urban air mobility operations worldwide.
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