Jaunt Air Mobility to build assembly plant in India
Jaunt Air Mobility is to build a final assembly unit for its eVTOL air taxis in India before 2030.
The Texas-based aerospace firm signed off with L&T Technology Services back in April to develop and manufacture its eVTOLs in Québec Province, Canada. The second unit, in India, will provide make air taxis for use domestically and for export to South Asia.
Jaunt aims to get certification from Canadian, US and EU aviation regulators for the same by 2026 and then start delivering the $1.5 million apiece air taxis from its North American assembly.
Jaunt is part of AIRO Group which was founded by Indian-American Chirinjeev Kathuria who is also the chairman of the conglomerate. Delhi-born Kathuria said: “We have big plans for India and the market here is very big. We will be speaking to the biggest Indian groups like Tata and Mahindra to partner with us for the eVTOL business.
Kathuria added: “There will be a significant demand for eVTOL for urban air mobility given the congestion in Indian cities. A drive between Bengaluru Airport and the Electronic City can take up to two hours or over an hour between Mumbai Airport and downtown (Nariman Point). An eVTOL will be perfect for these and many more urban routes.”