Recaro has announced a deal with eVTOL start-up Eve Air Mobility to design, certify, and produce seats for the company’s forthcoming electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft.
This contract will be the first for the interior supplier for this type of aircraft. The company is set to deliver a total of 75,000 seats, organized in shipsets of five seats each, with deliveries commencing in the first quarter of 2025.
Dr. Mark Hiller, CEO of Recaro Aircraft Seating said: “eVTOL aircraft represent an exciting chapter for air transport, and I am confident that Recaro is well-equipped to navigate it.”
Eve’s upcoming electric aircraft has a range of 100 kilometers (60 miles) allowing it to complete a variety of urban air mobility missions. The aircraft features a lift + cruise configuration with dedicated rotors for vertical flight and fixed wings to fly on cruise, with no components required to change position during flight. The aircraft is scheduled to enter into service in 2026.