Embraer and Eve sign deal with Groupe ADP focused on Paris-Le Bourget Airport


Embraer and Eve Air Mobility have signed a deal with Groupe ADP aimed at preparing Paris-Le-Bourget Airport for low-carbon operations. 

The memorandum of understanding (MoU) covers the creation of new capabilities across Embraer’s aircraft maintenance operations, preparation for the future Energia family and supports development of eVTOL aircraft operations.

“We are proud that Embraer, the world’s leading manufacturer of innovative aircraft, and Eve, are strengthening their presence and activities at Paris-Le Bourget airport,” said Edward Arkwright, deputy CEO of Groupe ADP. “We know they will be excellent partners in advancing the transition to low-carbon aviation, especially for small aircraft. Paris-Le Bourget is a pioneering airport. Thanks to the mobilisation of all its teams, it will be able to promote Embraer’s new sustainable technologies: hybrid, electric and hydrogen engines.”

As part of the plan, Embraer Services & Support will transfer its current facilities to a new maintenance building to increase capacity. The new aircraft maintenance facility is expected to more than double the unit’s capacity.

Carlos Naufel, president and CEO, Embraer Services & Support said: “We are very happy to deepen our partnership with the ADP Groupe. Our new facilities in Le Bourget will reinforce our commitment to excellence in services, growth, sustainability, and innovation. Embraer has been in France for more than 40 years, and we hope to advance even more our long-term relationship with the country.”

Eve will work with Groupe ADP to prepare the necessary environment for eVTOL operations, including service and support activities such as training, maintenance, ground handling services and facilitate potential demonstration flights.

Johann Bordais, CEO of Eve, said: “Eve and Groupe ADP have a shared vision of making aviation more sustainable, so this collaboration is an excellent opportunity to support this transition. Eve takes a comprehensive approach to urban air mobility and understands that sustainability must be addressed on all fronts, including service and support facilities and vertiports. We look forward to working with Embraer and Groupe ADP to intensify our efforts and make eVTOL flights a reality globally.”   

Finally, Groupe ADP will carry out a study of hydrogen infrastructure to support future operations of Embraer’s Energia aircraft family at Paris-Le Bourget. The Energia programme was updated last year with two concept aircraft models with hybrid-electric and hydrogen-electric propulsion.