Embraer and Scoot sign agreement for Embraer Collaborative Inventory Planning
Eve Air Mobility and SkyScape Announce First Urban ATM Agreement in Japan
Embraer and CAE inaugurate Asia Pacific’s first E-Jets E2 full flight simulator in Singapore
Eve Air Mobility and Yugo Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Study Potential for Urban Air Mobility Operations in Southeast Asia
Eve Air Mobility to Make Debut at Singapore Air Show
Embraer joins United Airlines Ventures Sustainable Flight Fund
Hungary's C-390 Millennium makes its maiden flight
Embraer and Mahindra announce collaboration on the C-390 Millennium Medium Transport Aircraft in India
Embraer raised to investment grade by S&P Global Ratings
Saudia Technic and Embraer Services & Support sign MoU to start maintenance and training collaboration
Embraer highlights its growing Asia Pacific presence at the Singapore Airshow
Embraer (NYSE: ERJ; B3: EMBR3) will display its defense & security, commercial aviation, business aviation and urban air mobility solutions at the Singapore Airshow 2024, taking place from 20 – 25 February 2024. The biennial Singapore Airshow is Asia’s most influential international aerospace and defense exhibition. “We are excited to be back at the Singapore Airshow with a great lineup of aircraft that showcase the collective strength of Embraer,” said Francisco Gomes Neto, President and CEO at Embraer. “Our presence in Asia Pacific is growing and the Airshow provides us a great platform to further interact with the aerospace and defense communities across the region.” For the first time at the show, Embraer will present the C-390 Millennium multi-mission tactical transport aircraft. The aircraft is experiencing a positive sales momentum and was recently selected by South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA). Also making its debut in Singapore is the Praetor 600, the most technologically advanced business jet in its category. The Praetor 600, renowned for its exceptional performance and versatility, was delivered to South Korea’s Flight Inspection Center (FIC) at the end of 2023. The E195-E2 commercial jet, the world’s most fuel-efficient and quietest single-aisle aircraft returns to the Singapore Airshow, this time sporting the newest ‘Tech Eagle’ livery. The E2 received important orders in the region last year, including Scoot, and deliveries more than doubled in 2023 in comparison with the previous year. Making the company’s debut at the Singapore Air Show, Eve Air Mobility will be presenting an overview of its eVTOL, services and operations solutions including its Urban Air Traffic Management software solution at Exhibition Hall C Booth #C-C87. The company will have its full-size eVTOL cabin mockup on display, marking its first trip to Asia Pacific as part of its world tour. Eve and will also offer visitors a unique virtual reality (VR) flight experience. Singapore is the nerve center for Embraer’s Asia Pacific operations, in addition to the Company’s China office in Beijing. Embraer Press Activities at the Show: 20 Feb 2024: Embraer Group Press Briefing (2pm, Function Room 3) 21 Feb 2024: Embraer C-390 Press Briefing (11am, Function Room 3) 20 – 22 Feb 2024, 3.30pm: Aircraft visits for journalists
Swiss International Air Lines launches direct services from Seoul to Zurich
Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) will be further expanding its services in the 2024 summer schedule with the addition of Seoul to its long-haul network in Asia. Alongside the already announced new intercontinental destinations of Washington, DC and Toronto, Canada in the West, SWISS will also be enlarging its long-haul network in the East by connecting the South Korean capital of Seoul with Zurich, Switzerland. Seoul, the capital of South Korea, will receive its first-ever SWISS services in summer 2024. This metropolis offers a perfect blend of traditional charm and contemporary flair and delights visitors with sights like the Gyeongbokgung Palace and futuristic landmarks such as the N Seoul Tower. Similarly, Switzerland offers a mix of natural beauty and modernity with its majestic Alpine landscapes, including the Matterhorn and Jungfrau peaks, as well as the vibrant economic and cultural entre of Zurich. “We are delighted to be further growing our network,” says SWISS Chief Commercial Officer Heike Birlenbach. “As well as our new long-haul destinations of Washington, DC and Toronto, which we’ve already announced, we’ll be adding the extremely attractive destination of Seoul to our Asian network in summer 2024. The capital of South Korea has a lot to offer leisure and business travellers alike. And our new Seoul service will help us even better meet our customers’ needs for non-stop services to and from the world’s key cities.” According to Leo Tonidandel, General Manager Korea, Lufthansa Group Airlines: “We are excited to launch Seoul as the first new destination in Asia for SWISS in 2024. As a premium carrier, SWISS will offer four cabins including First Class and Premium Economy Class and provide Korean passengers with more choices when traveling to Europe with direct flights from Seoul/Incheon to Zurich and beyond with connections in Zurich. In addition, SWISS, as a member of Lufthansa Group Airlines, Korean customers enjoy combined services with Lufthansa, the same mileage program and various benefits.”. SWISS will commence its thrice-weekly non-stop service between Zurich and Seoul on 7 May 2024. The flights will be operated with Airbus A340 equipped with First, Business, Premium Economy and Economy Class. The eastbound flight LX122 will leave Zurich at 13:40 on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, landing in Seoul at 08:25 the following day The westbound LX123 service will depart from Seoul on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays at 09:55, arriving in Zurich at 16:50.
Embraer deliveries increased 13% in 2023 and backlog reached US$18.7 billion, a US$1.2 billion growth
Embraer (NYSE: ERJ; B3: EMBR3) delivered 75 aircraft in 4Q23, with 49 executive jets (30 light and 19 medium), 25 commercial jets and 1 military C-390 jet. In 2023, Embraer supplied 181 aircraft, an increase of 13% compared to 2022 when the company delivered 160. The company continues to face supply chain delays which have affected 2023 deliveries. The company’s backlog rose by US$1.2 billion YoY, reaching a total of US$18.7 billion in 2023 - the highest number recorded since 1Q18. Executive Aviation continued its sales momentum with sustained demand across its entire product portfolio and strong customer acceptance in both retail and fleet markets. The business unit ended the year with a book-to-bill in excess of 1.3:1 and a US$4.3 billion backlog, a US$400 million growth YoY. The 74 deliveries of light jets in 2023 were 12% higher YoY and the largest volume in 7 years. Moreover, the 41 deliveries of medium jets also posted double-digit annual growth at 14%. In Defense & Security, South Korea was in the spotlight with the victory of the C-390 Millennium in the Large Transport Aircraft (LTA) II public tender to provide the new military transport aircraft. The country is the C-390 Millennium’s first customer in Asia. Furthermore, late last year, the first NATO-configured KC-390 Millenium entered into service for the Portuguese Air Force. The aircraft was also selected by Austria and Czech Republic in 2023, and by the Netherlands in 2022. Negotiations about the 11 aircraft have not yet been incorporated into Embraer Defense & Security's backlog, which represents a significant potential for the coming quarters. In 4Q23, the business’ unit backlog is US$2.5 billion, a US$100 million growth YoY. In Commercial Aviation, E-Jets family deliveries increased 12% YoY from 57 jets in 2022 to 64 in 2023, supported by a book-to-bill in excess of 1.1:1. The highlight was the E2 group whose deliveries more than doubled from 19 aircraft in 2022 to 39 in 2023. The business unit backlog reached 298 aircraft in 4Q23 for a total of US$8.8 billion, a US$200 million growth YoY. Porter Airlines exercised its purchase rights and placed a firm order for 25 Embraer E195-E2 passenger jets, adding to their existing 50 aircraft firm orders. The Canadian airline now has a total of 46 firm orders to be delivered and 25 remaining purchase rights. Furthermore, the backlog now includes 4 E175s previously signed by American Airlines and 2 additional aircraft ordered in December. Services & Support ended 2023 with a backlog of US$3.1 billion, a US$400 million growth YoY - the highest level ever recorded. The backlog includes renewed contracts of integrated logistical support services and comprehensive airframe maintenance programs, such as the Pool Program for Commercial Aviation and Embraer Executive Care for Executive Aviation. These long-term contracts in the backlog cover mainly pool contracts and other services as spare parts, repair, maintenance, and technical services. The growth momentum in the business unit accelerated further when it announced a deal which has doubled its maintenance service capacity for executive jets in the United States. The expansion will support the continued growth of its customer base through the addition of 3 Executive Aviation Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facilities in Dallas Love Field, TX, Cleveland, OH, and Sanford, FL.
Embraer begins GIFT training program for aviation mechanics in Sorocaba, Brazil
Embraer has launched its inaugural class of the GIFT (Guiding and Inspiring Future Technicians) program, a course developed to train new aviation mechanics in Sorocaba, Brazil. The training program will have in-venue classes, in partnership with Athon College and EWM. "For over 20 years, Embraer has carried out several initiatives of training for qualifying professionals in the aeronautical sector, such as the Engineering Specialization Program and the Software Specialization Program. The GIFT course is another step forward for strengthening our approach to offer opportunities and advanced knowledge in a strategic area for our country," says Carlos Naufel, President, and CEO, Embraer Services & Support. "GIFT has attracted a lot of interest from professionals in this sector. It is great to see interest in this career growing as Brazil is a country with a robust aerospace industry and talented aeronautical professionals. The high number of applicants demonstrates the exciting potential for growth in this field, especially in Sorocaba, which has established itself as one of Brazil's main aeronautical maintenance clusters," says Everton Vicente, Director of Maintenance and FBO at Embraer Services & Support. 22 students were selected in total to begin the three-year training program. EWM will be responsible for the course structure, following all the guidelines established by the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC).
Eve Names Suppliers for eVTOL Sensors, Guidance and Navigation, Seats and Flight Controls
Eve Air Mobility ("Eve") (NYSE: EVEX; EVEXW) has named four additional suppliers for its electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. Thales will supply a proven air data solution, comprising sensors and a computer while Honeywell (NYSE: HON) will supply 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. “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,” said Johann Bordais, CEO of Eve Air Mobility. “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.” Honeywell will supply guidance and navigation products including magnetometers, GPS-aided attitude & heading reference systems, and inertial reference systems built upon decades of engineering and manufacturing experience. These systems will relay and aid the pilots and other onboard systems to ensure safe and efficient flight. The company will also supply external lighting for the aircraft. Thales will supply a proven air data solution, comprising sensors and computer, which gather critical data such as airspeed, altitude and environmental conditions. The solution then relays the information to pilots and onboard systems to ensure safe and efficient flight in all weather conditions. RECARO Aircraft Seating, a global supplier of premium aircraft seats for airlines, OEMs and eVTOL aircraft, was selected to design, certify and produce the four passenger seats and one pilot seat for the aircraft. RECARO is widely recognized for product innovation, award-winning customer service and commitment to reliability, efficiency and sustainable practices. FACC was selected to lead the development and production of the eVTOL’s horizontal and vertical tail including its rudder, elevator and the aircraft’s aileron. FACC is recognized for its production of lightweight components relying on innovative manufacturing techniques and technology. These new suppliers are in addition to Garmin, Liebherr Aerospace and Intergalactic that were announced in October and Nidec Aerospace LLC, a joint venture between Japan’s Nidec Corporation and Brazil’s Embraer, BAE Systems and DUC Hélices Propellers which were announced at the Paris Air Show this past summer. Eve’s eVTOL aircraft utilizes a lift+cruise configuration with eight dedicated propellers for vertical flight and fixed wings to fly on cruise, with no change in the position of these components during flight. The latest concept includes an electric pusher powered by dual electric motors that provide propulsion redundancy while ensuring high performance and safety. While offering numerous advantages including lower cost of operation, fewer parts, optimized structures and systems, it has been developed to offer efficient thrust with low sound. In July, the company announced that its first eVTOL production facility will be located in the city of Taubaté, in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The company has begun assembly of its first full-scale eVTOL prototype which will be followed by a test campaign in 2024. Eve’s eVTOL is scheduled to begin deliveries and enter into service in 2026. Concurrently, Eve continues to develop a comprehensive portfolio of agnostic service and operations solutions, including a unique Urban Air Traffic Management (Urban ATM) software to optimize and scale Urban Air Mobility operations worldwide.
What is the job of a LOT flight attendant like? See the VIDEO featuring Dorota from the “It’s who you travel with”
There is a saying that they enjoy the nicest view from the office, with the sun always shining outside the window. Flight attendants, because we are talking about them, are above all concerned with passenger safety in their work. They must undergo a demanding and lengthy training course, where they learn a multitude of procedures and the correct reactions to all sorts of situations that might be encountered on board. They are trained, among other things, to deliver a baby or how to behave in the event of ditching. Not only must they exhibit extensive professional knowledge, but the cabin crew must also observe strict uniform discipline and present a neat appearance. Soft skills are also essential in this job. Those who have ever dreamt of working up in the clouds are welcome to learn the ins and outs of the job in a video prepared by LOT Polish Airlines How much time before departure do the cabin crew have to turn up for work? Under what situations do female flight attendants compulsorily wear a toque? Dorota, whom you might know from the national carrier's “It’s who you travel with” campaign, answers these and other questions. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1419936158918733 And if anyone, like Dorota, is keen to fulfil the dream of working on board LOT Polish Airlines, they can join the LOT Cabin Crew recruitment process: Cabin Crew | LOT.com
Embraer and Senai CIMATEC sign Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in industrial research
Embraer and Senai CIMATEC (Integrated Manufacturing and Technology Center) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a cooperative relationship for developing joint research in the industrial area. The MoU was signed during the ceremony for the creation of the Bahia Aerospace Technology Park, an agreement between the Government of the State of Bahia, the Ministry of Defense of Brazil, the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) and Senai CIMATEC. According to the Memorandum of Understanding, the parties will develop a series of discussions and activities focused on technical and operational analyses. The objective is to identify potential opportunities for cooperation in the future, including technological innovations. “Embraer is very pleased with the signing of the agreement with Senai CIMATEC. Establishing cooperative initiatives in research and development with institutions of technical excellence is fundamental for the aerospace industry’s progress,” says Bosco da Costa Junior, President and CEO of Embraer Defense & Security. “We are proud to join this historic moment for the development of the aerospace sector in Bahia state and Brazil.” “The partnership with Embraer is a fundamental step in consolidating the Bahia Aerospace Technology Park as a strategic hub for the progress of the aerospace industry in Brazil. Embraer’s presence not only expands our ability to develop innovative solutions within the ecosystem, but it also strengthens the attraction of national and international companies,” says Leone Andrade, General Director of Senai CIMATEC. “This is a significant milestone to drive the development of the region, promoting excellence, collaboration, and the progress of Brazil in the global aerospace industry.” The Bahia Aerospace Technology Park is planned to be based at the Salvador Air Force Base, on an area ceded by the Brazilian Federal Government to Senai CIMATEC, the new center manager institution. The project aims to develop solutions in science, education, technology, and innovation for the four main challenges of the sector: aeronautics, space, defense, and autonomous aerial mobility. The center will focus on research and innovation in the aerospace field, as well as the regional development of the sector.
Amid increasing sales, Embraer has delivered the 1600th Ipanema agricultural airplane
Embraer's Agricultural Aviation Division delivered 65 Ipanema airplanes in 2023, an increase of 18% compared to the previous year. As a result, in December, the company reached the milestone of 1,600 units produced and delivered over the aircraft's five decades of uninterrupted production. Since the launch of the new version of the EMB-203 model in 2020, the company has seen continuous growth in sales and plans to increase production to 70 planes this year. "Agribusiness has a significant positive impact on Brazil's Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and we are very pleased to see how the Ipanema has contributed to the sector's high productivity, efficiency, and sustainability," says Sany Onofre, Manager of Embraer's Ipanema Program. As the leader in the Brazilian aerial applications market, the Ipanema brings innovations and improvements that increase robustness with low operating costs and carbon emissions. The Ipanema is the only agricultural airplane certified and produced in series to fly on ethanol, a renewable energy source that provides increased power to the aircraft's engine.
OnFlight receives Authorized Service Center approval for Embraer Executive Jets aircraft
OnFlight, Inc. (OnFlight) of Cincinnati, Ohio, announced today the milestone approval and authorization as an Embraer Authorized Service Center by Embraer Executive Jets. In this capacity, OnFlight further expands Embraer’s strategic network of MRO services, becoming an Embraer Authorized Service Center focused on Embraer aircraft. OnFlight, a Part 135 Charter Operator since 2000, has operated Embraer aircraft since 2011, with exclusive Embraer focus since 2016. With this announcement, OnFlight’s strategy further expands to include Part 145 Repair Station Operations dedicated entirely to Embraer aircraft. Operations are expected to commence early in Q1 2024 at the Cincinnati Lunken Airport. David Crocket, OnFlight’s President explained, “We have chosen to intentionally focus exclusively on Embraer’s product line, based on extensive knowledge of these aircraft, Embraer’s state-of-the-art technology, and overall quality of design and manufacturing. This singular focus ensures a high level of expertise and efficiency versus other independent alternatives who offer generalized service on numerous aircraft types and models, each presenting complex customer support challenges.” “We are very pleased to deepen our relationship with OnFlight. This new approval will allow us to meet the high demand across the entire Executive Jets network. Expanding our capacity, capability, and footprint is an important step to continue to bring value to our customers", says Frank Stevens, Vice President MRO Services, Embraer Services and Support.
The jubilee of LOT Polish Airlines. It’s who you travel with. 95 years, a world of possibilities
- LOT Polish Airlines’ beginnings in the global skies 1st January 1929 saw the establishment of "Linje Lotnicze LOT". The company was formed by the merger of two private carriers: Aerolot and Aero, thus creating one of the world’s oldest airlines that is still in business. In the same year, Tadeusz Gronowski, one of the most eminent graphic designers, conceived the LOT Polish Airlines logo – a stylised silhouette of a crane embedded in a circle, which has been the airline’s symbol for an uninterrupted 95 years. The inter-war period saw spectacular growth for LOT. Under the leadership of Colonel Wacław Makowski, the airline acquired new aircraft and launched connections, linking cities from Finnish Helsinki to Lydda in Israel as part of the Baltic Line. In 1938, director Makowski, as commander and first pilot, made a flight of 24,850 kilometres from Burbank near Los Angeles to Warsaw. The flight served as a trial for a regular service from Warsaw to North America scheduled for 1940, and was completed in a newly acquired Lockheed L-14H Super Electra aircraft with the signs SP-LMK. After the end of World War II, LOT Polish Airlines underwent a rebirth: although, as a carrier from behind the Iron Curtain, its operations were limited to those destinations important to the authorities of the time. What was a crucial moment was the acquisition by LOT of long-haul IŁ-62 aircraft, which enabled the carrier to launch connections to the most important destinations for the Polish community in Canada and the United States 50 years ago. At the end of the 1980s, yet another major change arrived at LOT. The obsolete Soviet aircraft were gradually replaced by modern American aircraft – first Boeing 767s, later 737s. At the same time, five-person cockpit crews were reduced to two-person crews. The regional fleet was supplemented by Embraer regional aircraft debuting at the time, and in 2013, the carrier opted to replace the Boeing 767s with the world’s most advanced wide-body aircraft, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. - LOT Polish Airlines today and tomorrow Today, LOT Polish Airlines is one of the oldest airlines in the world. Its highly experienced pilots take modern and comfortable aircraft into the sky every single day, providing passengers with a host of safe and comfortable travel solutions. Year after year, the Airline is thriving, expanding its flight network to include new destinations and proving that it matters who you travel with, as we have always been proudly promoting Polish hospitality and traditions. This year’s anniversary of LOT Polish Airlines is a source of pride and an excellent opportunity to thank all those who have created our company over the course of nearly a century. Drawing on the experience and achievements of past decades, LOT is looking to the future. We are facing numerous challenges and tough decisions in a highly competitive global market where the margin of error is really small. We are ahead of making fleet-related decisions and safeguarding human and infrastructural resources to enable the continued profitable growth of the national carrier. The past year confirmed that LOT is a modern company capable of achieving great results. Delivering the company’s 2024 – 2028 strategy will necessitate long-term, careful commercial policy, and upholding cost discipline, says Michał Fijoł, CEO of LOT Polish Airlines. In the next few years, the Company is looking to focus on delivering the 2024 – 2028 strategy. LOT Polish Airlines will have even a greater number of modern aircraft and will open more profitable routes. Within the framework of social responsibility, the carrier will concentrate on sustainability transformation and cooperation with the scientific and academic community, the business world and on supporting the development of the tourism market.
Embraer signed a Follow On Support Agreement with Hellenic Air Force
Embraer (NYSE: ERJ; B3: EMBR3) will provide integrated logistical support services through the Follow On Support Agreement contract signed recently for the Hellenic Air Force fleet of one ERJ-135LR and four ERJ-145 AEW&C aircraft. The contract covers spare parts, repair, pool, maintenance, and technical services for the five Embraer jets currently in use by the Hellenic Air Force. “The Hellenic Air Force is pleased to sign this contract with Embraer. We have been operating the aircraft since January 2000 and have counted on excellent support from Embraer when needed. With the Follow On Support Agreement, the Hellenic Air Force will raise even more the readiness and availability of its fleet”, says General Kontantinous Kleniatis, Chief of Staff of the Hellenic Air Force Support Command. “Embraer is honored to be selected by the Hellenic Air Force for this contract, which demonstrates their trust in our platform and support. Our solution is very competitive and Hellenic Air Force’s decision for this model reinforces a worldwide trend, with customers looking for a complete logistics solution” says Carlos Naufel, President and CEO, Embraer Services & Support. The contract includes a dedicated parts Pool Program for Embraer’s military customers, in which inventory costs are shared between customers purchasing the service. This is a cost-effective way to assure availability for ERJ-135/145, Legacy 600/650, and the AEW&C operated by defense forces and government customers. The program has been in operation for more than 15 years and has provided an efficient and effective service that reflects Embraer’s commitment to excellence, over the years the program has allowed for the availability of high-value resources, support, and component exchange services.
Eve Air Mobility Receives ESG Financing Guarantee from Bradesco Bank in Long-Term Funding
Bradesco Bank has concluded with Eve Mobilidade Aérea Urbana, a subsidiary of Eve Air Mobility (“Eve”) (NYSE: EVEX; EVEXW) and a spin-off from Embraer, the first ESG financing guarantee operation aligned with the Green Loans Principles (2023 version), which follows a set of guidelines for structuring loan operations for sustainable purposes. Eve is developing solutions for the global Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ecosystem, including an electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. The total amount guaranteed is up to R$490 million and will be allocated exclusively to the development of Eve’s eVTOL. The line of credit was approved by Brazil’s National Development Bank (BNDES) from the Finem Line and the Climate Fund, whose objective is to support the implementation of projects and technological development related to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to climate change and its effects. “This is a disruptive innovation project, with high technological intensity, which seeks to address relevant problems for the whole world: the limitations of ground space with increasing population density, the high costs of mobility infrastructure and the emission of greenhouse gases,” said José Luis Gordon, director of Productive Development, Innovation and Foreign Trade of BNDES. BNDES’ support, through the Climate Fund, is in line with the innovation and decarbonization guidelines of the new industrial policies and is another important step in the long-standing partnership between BNDES and Embraer.” To date, proceeds totalling R$127 million have been issued. Bradesco will allocate new proceeds gradually, according to BNDES’ disbursement to Eve, who maintains the industry’s leading backlog of 2,850 eVTOL aircraft. “It is an innovative operation and represents an important milestone in the sector, demonstrating our commitment to the decarbonisation agenda, investing in more sustainable technologies with lower emissions,” commented Bruno Boetger, executive director at Bradesco. “This reinforces Bradesco’s partnership with Eve, which has been our partner since 2022. We believe that the ESG financing guarantee will serve as a reference for other companies that wish to adopt more responsible and sustainable practices in their business, an increasing trend in the credit market”, concluded. “At the recent COP28 in Dubai, global leaders discussed strategic actions to accelerate the reduction of global emissions by 2030. Eve’s ESG financing guarantee directly reflects our commitment to sustainability, which is intrinsically linked to our corporate strategy. Our goal goes beyond offering greener solutions for urban air mobility; we are focused on building a value chain aligned with the best-in-market practices,” explained Eduardo Couto, chief financial officer of Eve. Eve’s eVTOL is fully electric with a lower sound footprint than conventional aircraft and provides zero local emissions. Designed for urban travel, it will offer commuters safe, efficient, comfortable and more sustainable journeys within cities around the world. Eve expects first deliveries and entry into service as soon as 2026 and its customers include United Airlines, Republic Airways, Helisul Aviação, and VOAR, among others. To date in Brazil, Eve has orders for up to 335 eVTOL aircraft.
Embraer doubles its service center capacity by expanding maintenance and customer support capabilities in the USA
Embraer (NYSE: ERJ, B3: EMBR3) announced today that it is doubling its maintenance service capacity in the United States, to support the continued growth of its executive jets’ customer base through the addition of three Executive Aviation Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facilities in Dallas Love Field, TX, Cleveland, OH, and Sanford, FL. “We are pleased to offer additional service locations for our customers as we will significantly expand the capacity, capability, and footprint of our MRO network in the USA. Our Executive Jets fleet has been growing rapidly over the last several years as strong demand continues across the entire product portfolio. This expansion will provide immediate additional capacity and ensures that we are poised to care for our valued customers and strategically grow for many years to come,” says Frank Stevens, Vice President MRO Services, Embraer Services and Support. Embraer will also substantially increase its Mobile Response network by 28 teams, and enlarge its capabilities including access to interior services, paint, and component repairs as part of this expansion. Service at these locations is set to begin in the second quarter of 2024. Embraer currently has three owned U.S.-based service centers dedicated to its executive jet customers located in Mesa, AZ, Melbourne, FL, and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Further, the company has 24 authorized service centers for its executive jets across the USA.
Eve Air Mobility’s eVTOL Airworthiness Criteria Released for Public Consultation
Eve Air Mobility (“Eve”) (NYSE: EVEX; EVEXW) announces the release of its proposed airworthiness criteria for public consultation. The National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC) has unveiled these criteria, representing a noteworthy milestone in the certification process and showcasing the considerable progress achieved in the development of Eve’s eVTOL aircraft. ANAC’s proposed airworthiness criteria are subject to public consultation until mid-February 2024. After this period, ANAC will analyze the feedback received, potentially incorporating changes into the criteria and subsequently unveiling the final certification basis. Upon the finalization of the criteria, Eve and ANAC will focus on the means of compliance to be considered for the eVTOL certification. As previously stated, ANAC is the primary certification authority for Eve’s eVTOL project. "The publication of the proposed airworthiness criteria is an important milestone towards the certification path of Eve´s eVTOL, and the opening for public comments contributes to the alignment of the certification basis within the industry and among different certification authorities. This is in line with Eve´s path of having the vehicle type certificate issued by ANAC, as the primary certification authority, and validated by other authorities around the world, where the eVTOL will be operated,” said Luiz Valentini, chief technology officer of Eve. Eve formalized the process for obtaining a Type Certificate for its eVTOL with ANAC in February 2022. The eVTOL certification process aligns with procedures for obtaining a “special class category” aircraft Type Certificate, adhering to airworthiness requirements outlined in the existing Brazilian Civil Aviation Regulations and other stipulated criteria. In a significant step towards global recognition, Eve also formalized the Type Certificate validation with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) earlier this year and is actively working towards achieving concurrent validation. Embracing a comprehensive approach to its eVTOL project, Eve, in collaboration with prominent organizations and entities such as ANAC, is poised to shape the future of urban air mobility by propelling advancements in urban air transportation. The company will deliver a safe, sustainable alternative for commuters and continue to mature the design and capabilities of its aircraft under a dedicated pursuit of efficiency, seamlessly integrating cutting-edge technology into the sector.
Lufthansa Group orders 80 new highly efficient short- and medium-haul aircraft and agrees on a further 120 purchasing options
The Lufthansa Group is purchasing a total of 80 ultra-modern short and medium-haul aircraft. The company's Executive Board has decided on - The purchase of 40 Airbus A220-300s and 20 purchasing options - The purchase of 40 Boeing 737-8 MAX and 60 purchasing options - Purchasing options for 40 additional aircraft of the A320 family The Supervisory Board has approved the acquisition today. Dr. Detlef Kayser, Member of the Executive Board, Fleet and Technology: "With today's aircraft order, we are accelerating the largest fleet modernization in our company's history. This increases our order list of around 200 aircraft to 280 – plus an additional 120 purchasing options for further state-of-the-art short- and medium-haul aircraft. We are pleased that both Airbus and Boeing were able to convince us on all commercial and technological aspects. In addition to this, the decision for the Boeing 737-8 MAX will also give us more flexibility for the procurement of short- and medium-haul aircraft in the future. The new ultra-modern aircraft offer our guests additional comfort. They are also quieter, more economical, more efficient, and emit up to 30 percent less CO2 than their predecessor models. The order demonstrates our airlines' future viability and ability to invest, and it shows that we are living up to our responsibility to reduce our carbon emissions." Airbus A220-300 This latest-generation aircraft has 148 seats and consumes around 2.5 liters of fuel per 100 passenger kilometers. The A220 is intended for use by the newly founded airline Lufthansa City Airlines and will be deployed on short-haul routes from Frankfurt and Munich. With its ultra-modern geared turbofan engines from Pratt & Whitney, the A220-300 is ideal for use in feeder traffic. The first aircraft is scheduled for delivery in 2026. Boeing 737-8 MAX The Boeing 737-8 MAX is the further development and 4th generation of the world's most widespread commercial aircraft. The aircraft will have 190 seats in Business and Economy Class and, thanks to its efficient engines from CFM International, will only consume around 2.2 liters per 100 passenger-kilometers. The first aircraft is expected in the third quarter of 2027. As the planned growth path for both Lufthansa Airlines, including Lufthansa City Airlines, and SWISS is already underpinned by aircraft orders, the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft will be deployed in one of the Lufthansa Group's other flight operations. The decision on this will be made at a later date. Airbus A320 family In addition to the firm orders, Lufthansa Group has secured a further 40 purchase options for aircraft from the A320 family. Around 450 aircraft of this model series are currently in service with Lufthansa Group airlines, making it well-established in the short- and medium-haul segment. 71 A320neo and A321neo aircraft that have already been ordered will be delivered in the next few years. With the agreed 40 purchase options, Lufthansa Group is now securing favorable conditions for future orders as part of the Airbus offer. New aircraft biggest lever for CO2 reduction With a current fleet of more than 700 commercial aircraft, the Lufthansa Group is pursuing a long-term fleet strategy focused on cost efficiency and reducing emissions. Compared to their predecessor models, the new additions to the Lufthansa Group fleet have up to 30 percent lower fuel consumption and correspondingly lower carbon emissions. The Lufthansa Group aims to halve its net carbon emissions by 2030 compared to 2019 in order to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. Around USD 9 billion at list price The aircraft orders agreed today, worth around USD 9 billion at list prices, are not expected to have a significant impact on the Group's capital expenditure in 2023 and 2024, the period covered by the current medium-term plan. Net investments of between EUR 2.5 billion and EUR 3 billion are expected in 2023. Capital expenditure in 2024 is expected to be at a similar level.
Eve Air Mobility Hosts Customer Advisory Board
Eve Air Mobility ("Eve") (NYSE: EVEX; EVEXW) held its Customer Advisory Board meeting last week at its headquarters in Melbourne, Fla. Customers and partners from 12 companies and nearly every continent came together to discuss the aircraft, operations, ecosystem readiness and services and solutions. Eve’s Customer Advisory Board includes a wide variety of operators including fixed-wing and rotorcraft operators and lessors, all with the objective of co-creating the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ecosystem. “Together with our customers, our goal is to lead the evolution of mobility and help accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable air travel while giving the public access to the sky like never before,” Johann Bordais, CEO of Eve Air Mobility. “Eve has taken a comprehensive approach by developing an eVTOL, a full suite of services, operations solutions and a game-changing Urban ATM software as we work with customers and partners to prepare the ecosystem for entry into service.” “We have and continue to take a customer-centric approach on the development of our eVTOL aircraft and services and operations solutions,” said Flavia Ciaccia, head of User Experience & Market Intelligence at Eve Air Mobility. “We are evolving the program and customer input is critical as we move forward to deliver the right solution based on the current scenario. We believe that bringing a wide variety of customers together to share ideas, information and best practices helps the entire ecosystem to be prepared to entry into service.” The discussions included optional items and vehicle configuration and passenger cabin experience. In addition, attendees also received a program and product update from Eve´s leadership. Eve also took the opportunity to highlight its worldwide sales and support network which includes a broad customer support infrastructure. Eve’s customers will also benefit from Embraer’s global service and support network which includes 10 existing services centers and 66 third-party service centers around the world.
Lufthansa Group Airlines plan to resume flights to Tel Aviv
From January 8, 2024, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group plan to resume their flights to Tel Aviv. In a first phase, Lufthansa Airlines will initially offer four weekly flights from Frankfurt and three weekly flights from Munich. Austrian Airlines is planning eight weekly connections and SWISS five weekly flights. In a first step, the Lufthansa Group airlines will thus offer a total of 20 weekly connections to and from Tel Aviv. This corresponds to around 30 percent of the regular flight schedule. Aircraft from the Airbus A320 family will be used. This flight schedule offers good transfer connections from Israel to North America and back via the hubs in Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna and Zurich. The flight schedule will be published on Monday, December 18. Flights can be booked from this date. Safety is always a top priority for the airlines in the Lufthansa Group. The Lufthansa Group continues to monitor the security situation in Israel closely and is in close contact with the local and international authorities. Possible flight schedule adjustments must be expected due to changing conditions. Lufthansa Group Airlines suspended its scheduled flights to and from Tel Aviv on October 9, 2023. The flights to Beirut (Lebanon), which have also been suspended, were resumed today, December 15, by Lufthansa, SWISS and Eurowings.