Eve names four more suppliers for its eVTOL
Eve Air Mobility has named Thales, Honeywell, Recaro and FACC as additional suppliers for its eVTOL aircraft.
Thales will supply the data solution, comprising sensors and a computer while Honeywell will provide guidance, navigation and external lighting for the aircraft. Recaro Aircraft Seating will supply the eVTOL’s seats and FACC will supply the horizontal and vertical tail including the rudder and elevator.
Johann Bordais CEO of Eve said: “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. 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.”
The data solution being provided by Thales has been proven in other aircraft, according to Eve. The system, made up of sensors and computers, gathers data like airspeed, altitude and environmental conditions.
Honeywell will supply guidance and navigation products such as magnetometers, GPS-aided attitude & heading reference systems and inertial reference systems. The firm will also supply external lighting for Eve’s aircraft.
Recaro Aircraft Seating has been selected to design, certify and produce the four passenger seats and one pilot seat for the aircraft.
Finally, FACC has been chosen to lead the development of the aircraft’s horizontal and vertical tail including its rudder, elevator and the aircraft’s aileron.
The newly named suppliers join Garmin, Liebherr Aerospace, Intergalactic, Nidec Aerospace, BAE Systems and DUC Hélices Propellers — all of which have been announced in the past year.
Last July, Eve announced that its first production facility will be located in Taubaté, a city in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The firm has begun assembly of its first full-scale eVTOL prototype which will be followed by a test campaign in 2024 ahead of entry into service in 2026.