MELBOURNE, Fla., - Eve Air Mobility, a subsidiary of Brazil's Embraer, announced three new suppliers for the company's electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. Garmin in Olathe, Kansas will provide avionics - including the aircraft's flightdeck. Toulouse, France's Liebherr-Aerospace was selected to provide flight controls, while Intergalactic in St. George, Utah will provide thermal management.
Garmin will supply the G3000 Integrated Flight Deck for Eve’s eVTOL which features large-format, light weight, high-resolution glass displays integrating with Eve’s vehicle management and flight control systems. Tailored for the needs of eVTOL aircraft, the flight deck’s touchscreen interface reduces pilot workload by providing direct access to a suite of avionics capabilities including an integrated flight management system, NAV/COM radios, transponder, audio management and access to a breadth of applications including checklists, charts, synoptics, and full-featured maps.
Intergalactic will provide the thermal management system which will maintain an optimal temperature range for equipment including batteries and other electronic components. The system will also help ensure a comfortable temperature inside the cabin of the aircraft.
The three new suppliers are in addition to three that were announced at the Paris Air Show this past summer. Nidec Aerospace LLC, a joint venture between Japan’s Nidec Corporation and Brazil’s Embraer, will provide the electric propulsion system for Eve’s eVTOL while BAE Systems will supply the energy storage system. DUC Hélices Propellers will provide the rotors and propellers.
Eve’s eVTOL aircraft utilizes 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. The latest concept includes an electric pusher powered by dual electric motors that provide propulsion redundancy while ensuring high performance and safety. While offering numerous advantages including lower cost of operation, fewer parts, optimized structures and systems, it has been developed to offer efficient thrust with low sound.
“We are looking forward to working with each of our suppliers as we progress with our eVTOL development,” said Johann Bordais, CEO of Eve Air Mobility. “Each of our suppliers undergoes a very stringent review that evaluates not only performance and quality of their product, but also their dedication to continuous improvement and customer support and satisfaction. We are looking forward to a long-term working relationship with each of our suppliers.”