Embraer and Eve Air sign MoU with Groupe ADP

Aiming to strengthen operations at Paris-Le Bourget Airport

Defence & Aerospace


May 20, 2024

/ By / New Delhi

Embraer and Eve Air sign MoU with Groupe ADP

The agreement strengthens Embraer's presence and Paris-Le Bourget Airport's role in European business aviation

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer, its e-mobility subsidiary Eve Air Mobility and French airports company Groupe ADP signed a memorandum of understanding which focuses on innovation and sustainable development.

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In order to bring sustainable aviation to French airports, Sao Paolo-based aircraft manufacturer Embraer along with its e-mobility subsidiary Eve Air Mobility has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with French airports operator Groupe ADP.

In a press statement, Embraer says that focused on advancing low-carbon aviation, the agreement strengthens Embraer’s presence and Paris-Le Bourget Airport’s role in European business aviation.

Embraer adds that the MoU includes initiatives to expand its aircraft maintenance capabilities in anticipation of its new ‘Energia’ family aircraft, that is powered by hydrogen, and to facilitate the development of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) operations using e-VTOL aircraft.

It adds that as part of this strategy, Embraer Services and Support intends to design and subsequently relocate its existing facilities to a new maintenance building. Through this partnership, Paris-Le Bourget airport is reinforcing its position as a hub for innovative and eco-friendly aviation.

Embraer says that Eve is set to collaborate with Groupe ADP to establish the requisite environment for e-VTOL operations. This encompasses various service and support activities, including training, maintenance, ground handling services, and the facilitation of potential demonstration flights for public-private initiatives.

 Edward Arkwright

Edward Arkwright

Additionally, Groupe ADP aims to leverage its expertise in supporting the future operations of the ‘Energia’ aircraft family at Paris-Le Bourget. This commitment involves conducting a thorough study of hydrogen infrastructure. Embracing Embraer’s updated Energia programme, featuring two concept aircraft models equipped with hybrid-electric and hydrogen-electric propulsion, this partnership represents a significant leap toward sustainable aviation solutions.

Carlos Naufel

Carlos Naufel

“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. 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,” says Edward Arkwright, Deputy CEO of Groupe ADP.

Johann Bordais

Johann Bordais

“We are very happy to deepen our partnership with the Groupe ADP. 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,” says Carlos Naufel, President and CEO, Embraer Services & Support.

“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,” says Johann Bordais, CEO of Eve Air Mobility.



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