Embraer DreamMaker VTOL
Embraer DreamMaker Quadruple is from its new Embraer X, based in Melbourne, Fla., With development teams in Silicon Valley and Boston. The DreamMaker fuselage is not far from the traditional helicopter, but the eVTOL is driven by eight supporting rotors and a pusher propeller.
Embraer suggested using electric devices with eight propellers and a large tail rotor. Such aero-taxi will be able to take off and land vertically, like a helicopter, and in flight go to the horizontal airplane mode. According to the company, the design of the device was designed with an emphasis on safety, low noise and comfort.
“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, President and CEO of Embraer. “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.
“We are developing solutions to bring on-demand air transportation to urban areas to improve quality of life for millions of people. Our collaboration with key stakeholders will accelerate the arrival of this new ecosystem,” said Antonio Campello, President & CEO of Embraer X. “This is one example of how Embraer X is committed to exploring a range of disruptive products and services that could revolutionize the business of air transportation.”