Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions has announced a cooperation with Beacon, the maintenance coordination platform from EmbraerX, to be included in Eve's portfolio of service and support solutions. Eve will utilise Beacon's multi-sided platform that connects and synchronises industry resources, the aftermarket supply chain and aviation professionals in a more agile and efficient way to keep aircraft flying. Both Eve and Beacon were incubated by EmbraerX, a market accelerator for disruptive innovation businesses from Embraer.
“This initiative highlights an important pillar of our strategic plan as it reinforces the relevance of innovation and diversification for the company's sustainable growth,” says Embraer president and CEO Francisco Gomes Neto. “Eve and Beacon are bringing new capabilities to the market, creating disruptive solutions for urban air mobility. Initiatives like this drive the future of our business.”
Beacon, which recently announced agreements with ABS Jets and The Mobile Repair Team, has been creating a position for itself in the digital and agnostic aviation services industry by bringing together different stakeholders working on unscheduled interruptions to foster real-time collaboration. As a result, Beacon is accelerating the return to service of aircraft. By the end of April 2021, Beacon concluded over 35,000 unscheduled cases by more than 1,000 users. These numbers are expected to grow as the aviation industry recovers from the COVID-19 crisis.
Eve's human-centred eVTOL zero-emission and low-noise aircraft design represents a simple and intuitive concept that continues to reach development milestones, including the first flight of the engineering simulator in July 2020 with planned full-scale flights in 2021.
In addition to the aircraft programme, Eve is harnessing the expertise of both Embraer and Atech, a subsidiary of the Embraer Group, in providing globally-recognised air traffic management software to create the solutions that will help safely scale the UAM industry going forward, known as urban air traffic management.