Innovation in Urban Air Mobility

A New Aerospace Joint Venture from Nidec and Embraer

Electrified aircraft technology is poised to revolutionize the way people travel in urban areas and is gaining interest worldwide as a carbon-neutral form of transportation. Beyond the potential for carbon neutrality, electric aircraft technology offers several benefits including:

  • Quieter Skies - Electric motors generally operate much quieter than traditional combustion-based engines - paving the way for more frequent flights in urban areas without the typical noise pollution.

  • Enhanced Energy Efficiency - In comparison to internal combustion engines, electric motors are typically more efficient. This improved efficiency contributes to a significant decrease in energy needs and thus, the cost of air travel.

  • Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs - With fewer moving parts, electric engines can reduce maintenance costs. As an added bonus, electricity is usually cheaper than aviation fuel and can be renewably sourced - bringing down operation costs.

For these reasons, Nidec has partnered with Brazil-based aviation industry leader, Embraer, to establish Nidec Aerospace. Nidec Aerospace will design and manufacture electric propulsion systems (EPU) for eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft, with plans to expand into other parts of the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) market, pioneering efficient and sustainable travel methods for the future.

Read more about this joint venture in our press release.

We are thrilled to have received unconditional approval to move forward with joint adventure from regulatory authorities – read more here.

Read more about Nidec Motor Corporation.

Read more about Embraer.