Jaunt Partners with CAE & Crane
In May, Jaunt Air Mobility announced a number of partnerships to further its Journey eVTOL aircraft development. Jaunt selected CAE to lead the design and development of the Jaunt Aircraft Systems Integration Lab (JASIL). As part of the agreement, CAE and Jaunt Air Mobility intend to build an engineering simulator to accelerate cockpit design and system development, and reduce the airworthiness flight test time. In addition, Jaunt selected Crane Aerospace & Electronics to work with Jaunt supplier, BAE Systems, to conduct a series of studies to explore the exact power needs for Jaunt and determine an optimum power electronics solution. Certification plans for the Jaunt Journey are set to begin in 2023 and culminate in 2026 with entry-in-service (EIS) expected in early 2027.
The company plans to open design and manufacturing operations in Canada — aligned with its certification path and commercialization strategy — and appointed Eric Côté to head its Canadian operations as president of Jaunt Air Mobility Canada (see “Leadership Moves,” pg. XXX). Dallas, Texas-based Jaunt’s CEO, Martin Peryea, was previously a vice president and chief engineer at Bell and Bell Canada. The company intends to leverage Canada’s experienced rotorcraft and aerospace workforce and supplier base.