Embraer’s Eve takes major step towards eVTOL certification from ANAC

Embraer offshoot Eve has announced that it has formalized the process for obtaining a Type Certificate for its electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft with the Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC)).

With this agreement, Eve has underlined its commitment to ANAC where compliance with international technical standards and mandatory airworthiness requirements for eVTOL Type Certification is concerned. The process agreed upon will see Eve obtain a “normal category” aircraft Type Certificate which will take into account the requirements established by the Brazilian Civil Aviation Regulation (RBAC) no. 23, plus additional requirements. With ANAC’s support, Eve will then work with other leading aviation authorities to formalize the Type Certificate validation process worldwide.

“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,” said Roberto Honorato, ANAC’s Airworthiness Superintendent.

“The formalization 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,” explained Luiz Felipe R. Valentini, Chief Technology Officer of Eve.

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