Embraer S.A. (Embraer) is one of the largest commercial aircraft companies in the world. Embraer was founded in 1969, in São José dos Campos, Brazil—where headquarters are located—and specializes in aviation technologies, solutions, services and innovation. Embraer focuses on four segments: commercial aviation, executive aviation, defense aviation, and disruptive business and technology within the aviation industry.
As an example of disruptive technology, EmbraerX, a subsidiary of Embraer, launched Eve Air Mobility Solutions, Inc. (Eve) to develop the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ecosystem and move forward with the progression and certification of the company’s eVTOL. This is an electric vertical take-off and landing vehicle that combines a human-centered design philosophy with the highest levels of safety standards along with Embraer’s 50 years of engineering excellence.
"Innovation and compliance are not always seen, or understood, to be working hand in hand with each other."
Additionally, in light of the eVTOL, Embraer and Air services Australia have jointly developed a Concept of Operations (CONOPS) for the integration of Urban Air Mobility (UAM) vehicles into the low-level airspace. The CONOPS proposal is intended to integrate with all aircraft models. However, the eVTOL is expected to be the driving vehicle that will increase demand and usage for Air Traffic Management services. EmbraerX’ s CONOPS, which will promote and encourage the growth of an electric air taxi market, was the first to create both quantitative and qualitative data to inform the suggestions presented in this document. The underlying goal of these projects is to improve accessibility and time savings we will come to expect from the types of products and services EmbraerX and Eve Air Mobility are developing.
As with all disruptive technology, there are risks to the company with regards to manufacturing, export classification of technology and parts, marketing, and selling and services of parts and technology.