Jaunt Air Mobility has signed a non-binding Letter of Intent (Lol) with Redwings, a Mexican firm that aims to launch eVTOL air taxi services in Mexico City.
While the 7,349-foot (2,200 meters) altitude of the Mexican capital has presented a number of challenges for air operators, Jaunt’s Journey eVTOL has a mixed design that combines a rotorcraft with electric engines mounted on the wings that can help overcome them.
Jaunt’s slowed-rotor compound technology and the redundancy provided by its unique all-electric engine configuration makes it possible for the aircraft to autorotate or glide to the ground in the event of a complete power loss, providing an additional layer of safety.
“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,” said Simon Briceno, Jaunt’s Chief Commercial Officer.
Jaunt Air Mobility is part of the AIRO Group, which on March 2023 listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange via a SPAC with the Kernel Group Holdings (NASDAQ ticker: KRNLU).