Will Urban Air Transport Become a Reality?

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EmbraerX has recently unveiled its first electrical Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft concept. The company, which is part of Embraer – a Brazilian aerospace conglomerate that manufactures aircraft and provides aeronautical services, is engaged in several projects, including the development of eVTOL concepts through a cooperation with Uber and other companies to explore business opportunities within the Uber Elevate ecosystem for urban air transport. Uber claims the project will bring far-reaching changes to our cities and our lives — quicker daily commutes, less traffic congestion, and cleaner air.

According to the company website, they are collaborating with Uber to develop urban mobility solutions. The eVTOLs will soon begin to transform not only urban mobility but how millions of people live their lives.

The eVTOL concept represents an aircraft with a mission to serve passengers in an urban environment, based on the key design drivers of safety, passenger experience, affordability and a very low footprint for the community, in terms of noise and emissions.

This first eVTOL concept unveiled is the outcome of extensive interaction with potential urban air travelers about their desired experience, combined with the expertise of Embraer’s teams and the collaboration with various companies and institutions, reports defenseworld.net.

Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva, President and CEO of Embraer, said: “We are relentless in our quest for constant growth and through EmbraerX we will drive disruptive innovation and accelerate the creation of new businesses with the potential for exponential growth. Urban mobility is ripe for transformation and we are committed to having a major role in this key market.”