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Nidec-Embraer JV to Develop Electric Propulsion for Aviation Market
Propulsion systems from Nidec Aerospace will power eVTOLs from EVE, an Embraer spinout for urban air mobility
Japan's Nidec Corporation, one of the world's leading manufacturers
of electric motors, and Brazil's Embraer aircraft
company are moving ahead with plans to establish a new joint
venture called Nidec Aerospace to develop electric propulsion
systems for the aerospace sector. They announced in October
receiving all regulatory approvals necessary to proceed.
Nidec Aerospace is expected to invest more than $77.7 million
by 2026 and start mass production in 2026. Nidec owns a 51%
share of the joint venture, and Embraer the remaining 49%.
First off the production line will be motorized propulsion systems
to power vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) craft for
Eve, a separate new company recently established by Embraer.
While product design is still in development, likely the
systems will be powered by permanent magnet motors, building
upon Nidec's engineering expertise in design and production
of them.
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.
Eve's 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.
Vincent Braley, chief of staff for Nidec's Motion and Drives
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business in the United States, has been appointed the CEO of
Nidec Aerospace. Braley brings broad experience in business
development and management to his new role to lead the joint
venture's future growth.
" This approval marks a significant milestone not only in Nidec
Motion & Energy's joint venture with Embraer, but also in our
shared vision to advance and electrify the way the world travels, "
said Michael Briggs, senior vice president and president
of the Motion & Energy Business Unit at Nidec. " Now with official
clearance to proceed, the Nidec Aerospace team is poised
to bring the expertise, speed, and drive needed to accelerate
sustainable aviation on a global scale. "
" We are thrilled with the unconditional clearance. The next
step will be the integration of these two powerful operational
and engineering capabilities focused on business excellence.
Together, our extraordinary teams will be able to develop
advanced solutions to collaborate with the future of sustainable
aviation, " said Dimas Tomelin, senior vice president of corporate
strategy, digital and innovation at Embraer.
Unveiled at the Paris Air Show in June, the business combination
aims to unlock new opportunities by providing an agnostic
portfolio of products and services worldwide, driven initially by
the growth of the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) industry. The UAM
market is emerging and could create a USD 1.5 trillion market
by 2040, according to Morgan Stanley Research.
In the joint venture's e-propulsion system for launch customer
Eve, Embraer will contribute expertise and resources pertaining
to the controller, and Nidec will provide its expertise and
resources pertaining to electric motors.
For more info, see www.nidec.com, www.embraer.com and
www.eveairmobility.com.
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