Embraer has unveiled the below picture of an
aircraft it is currently developing with 100% electric propulsion
technology. The prototype has a special paint scheme and is ready
to receive systems and components.
The aircraft's electric
motor and controller are being manufactured by WEG at the
company's headquarters in JaraguŠ do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil,
as part of the scientific and technological cooperation agreement
for jointly development of electrification technologies.
Advances on the project include the partnership with Parker
Aerospace that will be responsible to supply the cooling system
for the demonstrator aircraft.
In the forthcoming months,
the companies' technical teams will continue to test the systems
in the labs preparing the integration in the demonstrator aircraft
for testing under real operating conditions.
A small single-engine aircraft, based on the
EMB-203 Ipanema, will be used
as test bed, carrying out the initial evaluation of the
The first flight of
the prototype is scheduled for 2020.