Press releases | 11/07/2023 Liebherr supplies electro-mechanic actuators for Eve Air Mobility’s eVTOL

Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH has signed an agreement with Eve Air Mobility to supply the electro-mechanic actuators (EMAs) for the eVTOL´s flight control system. The EMAs, with fully integrated electronics, are among the first in the world for primary flight control application.

Luiz Valentini, CTO EVE (2nd from right), Alice Altissimo, VP Programs and Business Operations EVE (middle) Christiano Carleto, Head of Procurement EVE (right) at the contract signature ceremony with Dr. Klaus Schneider, CTO, Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS (2nd from left), Gerd Heinzelmann, Managing Director Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH (3rd from left) and Matthias Flach, Manager Liaison Office Brazil, Liebherr Aerospace Brasil Ltda. (left)

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The new actuators developed and manufactured by Liebherr-Aerospace will be integrated into the eVTOL aircraft for actuation of its aileron, elevator and rudder surfaces. The robust, lightweight actuators come with a fully integrated control and power electronics module, which makes them more compact and easier to install than competing actuators.

“As a longtime partner of Embraer, Eve´s engineering backbone, in many successful development projects, Liebherr has strong confidence in Eve´s capability to develop, certify and produce such revolutionary eVTOL. This contract is a historic milestone and represents the beginning of a new relationship with Eve Air Mobility. It signifies our commitment to excellence that we continuously demonstrate towards our customers. We have listened to Eve´s requirements for these actuators since the early stages of development and have met their requirements in every step of the research and development phases. Our electric technology, specifically fly-by-wire actuators, improve the maintainability, reliability, and maneuverability of future aircraft,” explained Dr. Klaus Schneider, Chief Technology Officer of Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS.

Eve has already received orders for close to 3,000 vehicles and is working with several operators, infrastructure companies and government agencies to create an operating environment for urban air mobility.

The development and production of the units will be performed by Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH, Lindenberg (Germany), Liebherr´s center of excellence for flight controls, actuation, gears, gearboxes and landing gears, in close cooperation with Liebherr-Electronics and Drives GmbH, Lindau (Germany) as well as with Liebherr-Aerospace’s on-site team at two facilities in Brazil, São José dos Campos and Gavião Peixoto.


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Ute Braam

Head of Corporate Communications

Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS

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