Embraer, a Brazilian aircraft maker, showcased four new sustainable aircraft ideas. The regional air travel concepts, which are expected to enter service over a ten-year period beginning in 2030, are powered by four different propulsion technologies: hybrid-electric, electric, hydrogen fuel cell, and dual fuel gas turbine. Let’s get to know the Energias.
Luis Carlos Affonso, the manufacturer’s Senior Vice President of Engineering, Technology Development, and Corporate Strategy, took the stage at the company’s headquarters in So José dos Campos, in the state of So Paulo, on Monday, November 8, 2021. He introduced the audience to not one, but four revolutionary aircraft ideas that Embraer plans to develop over the next four decades.
While designs for sustainable propulsion architecture and new sorts of airframes have been in development for some time, the epidemic has hastened everything. Particularly in the context of the regional air travel sector. While Airbus and Boeing receive the most of the attention, regional aircraft specialist Embraer is also proving to be a force to be reckoned with in the race to net-zero.