Embraer CEO Francisco Gomes Neto said that the E175’s status as the only scope-compliant large regional jet “still in production today” ensures it will continue to sell heavily to airlines in the U.S. over the next 10 years.
Embraer subsidiary Eve Air Mobility will launch a month-long simulated urban-air-mobility (UAM) trial in Brazil on Nov. 8, connecting the affluent coastal suburb of Barra de Tijuca with Rio de Janeiro’s Galeão International Airport.
Embraer expects to deliver 90-95 business jets and 45-50 commercial aircraft in 2021, up from 86 and 44, respectively in 2020 as the market recovers to pre-pandemic levels and growth continues, the company reported.
Africa has emerged as a proving ground for drone delivery, headlined by Zipline’s large-scale on-demand medical delivery networks in Rwanda, Ghana and now Nigeria. Now the continent is turning its attention to urban air mobility.
A memorandum of understanding signed on April 23 by the FAB and the Brazilian manufacturer launches a study and evaluation of the “necessary capabilities for the conceptual deisgn and development of advanced” UAS.