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Eve names more eVTOL system suppliers
Thursday, 9 November 2023
Garmin will supply the avionics for the aircraft while Liebherr-Aerospace will supply the flight controls actuators. Intergalactic will provide the thermal management system.

Eve Air Mobility has named three new suppliers for its electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. Garmin will supply the avionics for the aircraft while Liebherr-Aerospace will supply the flight controls actuators. Intergalactic will provide the thermal management system.

Garmin will supply the G3000 Integrated Flight Deck which features large-format, light weight, high-resolution glass displays integrating seamlessly with Eve's vehicle management and flight control systems. Tailored for the needs of eVTOL aircraft, the flight deck's intuitive touchscreen interface reduces pilot workload by providing direct access to a full 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.

Liebherr will develop electromechanical actuators (EMA) for the fly-by-wire flight controls of Eve's eVTOL. Liebherr is well known for their expertise in the manufacturing of precision gears and dependable actuation, crucial for this type of technology. The actuators will be powered by the aircraft's electrical system and the technology will ensure high performance, configurability and easier maintenance.

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.

In July, the company announced that its first eVTOL production facility will be located in the city of Taubaté, in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The company has begun assembly of its first full-scale eVTOL prototype which will be followed by a test campaign in 2024. Eve's eVTOL is scheduled to begin deliveries and enter into service in 2026.

Concurrently, Eve continues to develop a comprehensive portfolio of agnostic service and operations solutions, including a unique Urban Air Traffic Management (Urban ATM) software to optimize and scale Urban Air Mobility operations worldwide.

“We are honored and humbled to partner with Eve to build an eVTOL platform that will transform urban transportation around the world,” says Intergalactic CEO Brian McCann. “Eve brings tremendous competence and relevant experience to the table, and we are fully committed to working together to develop a safe, efficient aircraft for the whole world to enjoy. Reliable, innovative thermal systems are vital to this effort, and we couldn't be more thrilled for this partnership to take flight.”

Founded in 2016, Intergalactic has pioneered the development of smaller, lighter, and higher performing thermal management systems for the defense aerospace, civil aviation, and commercial space sectors. Intergalactic has a strong track record of internal research and development to support emerging and next-generation applications in aviation and space. In June, Intergalactic announced the launch of GS1-EV Eagle5, the first off-the-shelf thermal management system for eVTOL and electric aircraft.

“As a longtime partner of Embraer, Eve´s engineering backbone, in many successful development projects, Liebherr has strong confidence in Eve's capability to develop, certify and produce such revolutionary eVTOL,” explains Dr. Klaus Schneider, Chief Technology Officer of Liebherr-Aerospace and Transportation SAS. "This contract is a historic milestone and represents the beginning of a new relationship with Eve Air Mobility. It signifies our commitment to excellence that we continuously demonstrate towards our customers. We have listened to Eve's requirements for these actuators since the early stages of development and have met their requirements in every step of the research and development phases. Our electric technology, specifically fly-by-wire actuators, improve the maintainability, reliability, and maneuverability of future aircraft."

The development and production of the units will be performed by Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH, Lindenberg (Germany), Liebherr's centre of excellence for flight controls, actuation, gears, gearboxes and landing gears, in close cooperation with Liebherr-Electronics and Drives GmbH, Lindau (Germany) as well as with Liebherr-Aerospace's on-site team at two facilities in Brazil, São José dos Campos and Gavião Peixoto.

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