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Recaro brings lightweight seating to Eve's eVTOL
Thursday, 1 February 2024
Meanwhile, Thales will provide air data sensors and a computer, Honeywell will supply guidance, navigation and external lighting for the aircraft, and FACC will supply the horizontal and vertical tail.

Eve Air Mobility has named four additional suppliers for its electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.

Recaro Aircraft Seating is to design, certify and produce seats - a historic milestone for the supplier as it ventures into the world of eVTOL aircraft for the first time in its 51-year history. The company is set to deliver a total of 75,000 seats, organized in shipsets of five seats each, with deliveries commencing in the first quarter of 2025.

"The success of a project like this is only possible when there is a strong collaboration, just as there is between RECARO and Eve Air Mobility,” says Dr. Mark Hiller, CEO of Recaro Aircraft Seating and Recaro Holding. “eVTOL aircraft represent an exciting new chapter for air transport, and I am confident that Recaro is well-equipped to navigate it, as our strengths in lightweight design, superior quality, and outstanding ergonomics fit perfectly into the eVTOL segment."

“We continue to be on schedule with our master plan and we are building a strong and reputable list of qualified suppliers for our eVTOL aircraft,” says Johann Bordais, CEO of Eve Air Mobility. “We have been very deliberate in establishing a long-term working relationship with each of our suppliers. Each agreement covers the aircraft's life cycle including prototype, production, and aftermarket service and operational support. We look forward to working with Thales, Honeywell, Recaro and FACC as we progress toward entry into service in 2026 and well into the future.”

Honeywell will supply guidance and navigation products including magnetometers, GPS-aided attitude and heading reference systems, and inertial reference systems built upon decades of engineering and manufacturing experience. These systems will relay and aid the pilots and other onboard systems to ensure safe and efficient flight. The company will also supply external lighting for the aircraft.

Thales will supply a proven air data solution, comprising sensors and computer, which gather critical data such as airspeed, altitude and environmental conditions. The solution then relays the information to pilots and onboard systems to ensure safe and efficient flight in all weather conditions.

FACC was selected to lead the development and production of the eVTOL's horizontal and vertical tail including its rudder, elevator and the aircraft's aileron. FACC is recognized for its production of lightweight components relying on innovative manufacturing techniques and technology.

These new suppliers are in addition to Garmin, Liebherr Aerospace and Intergalactic that were announced in October and Nidec Aerospace LLC, a joint venture between Japan's Nidec Corporation and Brazil's Embraer, BAE Systems and DUC Hélices Propellers which were announced at the Paris Air Show this past summer.

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.

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Eve Air Mobility Solutions, Inc. Airframer
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