Eve UAM, a subsidiary of Embraer, confirmed that it has finalised the process to receive a Type Certificate for the company’s electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft with Brazil’s Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC).
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The process to ensure that the company’s eVTOL certification followed certification for a “normal category” Type Certificate inline with the Brazilian Civil Aviation Regulation (RBAC) number 23.
Following the confirmation of the ANAC approval, Eve expects to work with global aviation authorities to formalise the Type Certificate.
“It is an important moment that demonstrates the company’s commitment to exploring the future of urban air mobility. The process aims to achieve the best safety standards to allow eVTOL access to the global market. From the regulation perspective, there is much work to be done concerning aircraft technology and the definition of the entire ecosystem. Brazil has the conditions and engagement to deal with this challenge,” Roberto Honorato, ANAC’s airworthiness superintendent, said.
Currently, the company is developing electric aircraft solutions to support urban air transportation capabilities. It is thought that the new product will be low-noise and produce no carbon emissions.
“The formalisation of the eVTOL certification process is an important step towards the continuity of the discussions that have been held between Eve and ANAC for the vehicle certification for urban mobility. In addition to demonstrating Eve’s commitment to the development of the project, it allows the institutions to evolve in the definition of the requirements and means of compliance applicable to certification,” Luiz Felipe Valentini, chief technology officer of Eve, said.