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Embraer, Eve and Groupe ADP sign deal to boost sustainable aviation at Paris-Le Bourget Airport

written by Newsdesk | May 20, 2024

Embraer, Eve and Groupe ADP sign deal to boost sustainable aviation at Paris-Le Bourget Airport

Embraer, Eve Air Mobility and Groupe ADP (Aéroport de Paris) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at preparing for a future of low-carbon aviation at Paris-Le Bourget Airport, Europe’s leading business aviation hub.

The agreement, announced on May 17th, 2024, will see the three companies collaborate on innovation and sustainable development initiatives, including strengthening Embraer’s operations and facilities at the airport.

Under the MoU, Embraer Services & Support plans to design and build a new maintenance facility that will more than double its current capacity, while targeting advanced standards in low-carbon construction and energy self-sufficiency.

Eve, Embraer’s urban air mobility unit, will work with Groupe ADP to prepare the necessary infrastructure and support services for electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) operations, such as training, maintenance and ground handling. The partnership also aims to facilitate potential demonstration flights for public-private initiatives.

In addition, Groupe ADP will provide expertise to support future operations of Embraer’s Energia family of hybrid-electric and hydrogen-electric aircraft at Paris-Le Bourget, including the study of hydrogen infrastructure.

Embraer updated its Energia program last year with two concept models seating 19 and 30 passengers respectively.


“We are proud that Embraer, the world’s leading manufacturer of innovative aircraft, and Eve, are strengthening their presence and activities at Paris-Le Bourget airport,” said Edward Arkwright, Deputy CEO of Groupe ADP.

“We know they will be excellent partners in advancing the transition to low-carbon aviation, especially for small aircraft. Paris-Le Bourget is a pioneering airport. Thanks to the mobilization of all its teams, it will be able to promote Embraer’s new sustainable technologies: hybrid, electric and hydrogen engines.”

Carlos Naufel, President and CEO of Embraer Services & Support, said the company was “very happy to deepen our partnership with the Groupe ADP”.

“Our new facilities in Le Bourget will reinforce our commitment to excellence in services, growth, sustainability, and innovation. Embraer has been in France for more than 40 years, and we hope to advance even more our long-term relationship with the country,” Mr Naufel said.

Eve CEO Johann Bordais said the collaboration was “an excellent opportunity to support this transition” to more sustainable aviation.

“Eve takes a comprehensive approach to urban air mobility and understands that sustainability must be addressed on all fronts, including service and support facilities and vertiports,” Mr Bordais said.

“We look forward to working with Embraer and Groupe ADP to intensify our efforts and make eVTOL flights a reality globally.”

The deal highlights the growing focus on sustainable aviation and urban air mobility, with Paris-Le Bourget Airport positioning itself as a pioneer in the transition to low-carbon flight operations.


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