Eve Air Mobility selected Thales air data solution to equip its future eVTOL, providing pilots and onboard systems with critical information, such as airspeed, airflow and altitude, to ensure the safe and efficient flight of the aircraft, in all weather conditions.
Eve’s aircraft has amassed letters of intent for more than 2,800 aircraft. Selecting Thales air data solutions to secure its eVTOL flights, Eve is underlining the position of the Group’s technologies and expertise on the emerging UAM market and the added value of this product range.
Powered by eight lift rotors and one push propeller and featuring fixed wings, the aircraft requires a light and compact air data solution offering performance in both the low- and high-speed conditions of vertical flight and cruise flight.
Comprising MEMS sensors (Micro Electro Mechanical System) and a computer, Thales air data solution inherits from more than 20 years’ experience of in-house development and series production of MEMS pressure sensors and millions of flight hours in regional air transportation, military aircraft and helicopters. Thales claims it offers the lowest Size, Weight and Power ratio (SWaP) on the market and optimized performance for vertical Take Off and Landing as well as cruise speed conditions.
While more than 50,000 air data units have been delivered for conventional aircraft, this new-generation solution extends Thales’s product range to the Urban Air Mobility Market.