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Electric Air Taxi by Embraer? First Concept Unveiled at Uber Elevate

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Embraer subsidiary Embraer X unveiled its first electrical Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft concept at Uber Elevate in Los Angeles.

"We have excelled in our near-50-year journey by introducing innovations into the aviation industry and delivering true value to customers," said Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva, Embraer CEO. "We are relentless in our quest for constant growth, and through Embraer X we will drive disruptive innovation and accelerate the creation of new businesses with the potential for exponential growth. Urban mobility is ripe for transformation and we are committed to having a major role in this key market."

The eVTOL concept presented at Uber Elevate 2018 represents an aircraft with a mission to serve passengers in an urban environment, based on the key design drivers of safety, passenger experience, affordability and a very low footprint for the community in terms of noise and emissions.

Embraer X's first eVTOL concept unveiled today is the outcome of extensive interaction with potential urban air travelers about their desired experience, combined with the expertise of Embraer's teams and the collaboration with various companies and institutions.

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