Redwings and Jaunt Air Mobility launch strategic collaboration in Mexico
Redwings and Jaunt Air Mobility launch strategic collaboration in Mexico with a non-binding letter of intent to order 10 Jaunt aircraft.
Jaunt will support Redwings in its launch of an urban air taxi service in the country beginning with Mexico City. For more than a decade, Redwings has operated a fleet of aircraft and helicopters throughout the Americas and Europe, the order for 10 Jaunt Journey aircraft also has an option for an additional 10 units.
Bernardo Moreno, president of Redwings, said: “The elevation of Mexico City at 7,349ft is higher than Denver, Colorado, and presents challenges for many VTOL aircraft operating at this altitude. The Journey’s highly efficient vertical flight capability enables this aircraft to operate at altitude with no performance limitations.”
“After researching many eVTOL aircraft, the Jaunt Journey offers the safest aircraft with low operational costs and, of course, the performance needed,” added Moreno. “We will collaborate on operations, passenger experience, infrastructure, and market education.”
Dallas, Texas-based Jaunt Air Mobility is certifying its Jaunt Journey eVTOL in Canada. The piloted aircraft will carry four passengers on commutes in-and-around urban areas. The Journey will also cargo transport and emergency services use cases. According to the OEM, the patented ‘Slowed-Rotor Compound’ technology allows the aircraft to autorotate or glide to the ground in a controlled manner under a complete power loss. Jaunt also predict that its aircraft will be over 90% recyclable at the end of its life-cycle.
Simon Briceno, chief commercial officer, Jaunt said: “We are excited to work with an outstanding team at Redwings to bring urban air mobility to cities in Mexico. Our Jaunt Journey’s exceptional main rotor technology with low rotor disc loading and tip speeds will provide Redwings with high efficiencies in vertical flight at high altitudes. Jaunt now has customers throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. At the end of the day, we are highly confident in the Journey’s operational capabilities and our path to certification.”