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Paris 2023: Eve Air Mobility names three eVTOL suppliers

Eve Air Mobility has named the first three suppliers for its electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. The company says Nidec Aerospace LLC, a joint venture between Nidec Corporation and Embraer, will provide the electric propulsion system, BAE Systems will provide an advanced energy storage system and DUC Hélice Propellers will supply the rotors and propellers for the eVTOL.

During the past year, the company reports it has been working closely with certification authorities to define certification requirements while also continuing to engage with customers to understand how they will operate the aircraft and incorporate their feedback.

“Eve’s eVTOL aircraft utilises a lift+cruise configuration with eight dedicated propellers for vertical flight and fixed wings to fly on cruise, with no change in the position of these components during flight” according to the press release. “The latest concept includes an electric pusher powered by dual electric motors that provide propulsion redundancy while ensuring high performance and safety.

“Eve expects to name additional component suppliers including flight-control systems, avionics, airframe and power-management systems in the future. The company plans to start the assembly of its first full-scale eVTOL prototype during the second half of 2023, followed by the test campaign in 2024. Eve’s eVTOL is scheduled to begin deliveries and enter service in 2026.”

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