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MintAir and Jaunt Air Mobility partner on slowed-rotor eVTOLs for Korean market

MintAir has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with Dallas-based Jaunt Air Mobility to purchase up to 40 Jaunt Journey electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.

Jaunt is working on an eVTOL aircraft using Slowed Rotor Compound (SRC) technology, which slows the rotor once aloft (the rotor tip speed equaling the aircraft’s pace) thereby reducing drag and associated vibration. In combination with a small wing sized for cruising, this produces a lift-to-drag ratio equivalent to that of a fixed-wing airplane, providing an exceptionally efficient flight with very low noise, according to Jaunt. In the event of a total loss of propulsion, the aircraft can perform a safe, controlled landing by autorotating or gliding.

“The Jaunt Journey’s aircraft design offers the safest air taxi configuration that is operationally efficient, quiet, and sustainable,” says Martin Peryea, CEO of Jaunt.

Jaunt Air Mobility aircraft will be designed and manufactured in Montreal, Canada.

MintAir plans to work with Jaunt to launch commercial passenger air transportation operations in several Korean markets.

“Our mission is to develop the safest Advanced Air Mobility service in both urban and rural environments based on sound ESG management,” said Eugene Choi, CEO of MintAir. “Jaunt Air Mobility is committed to those same principles throughout the aircraft’s lifecycle.”

Source: MintAir via Green Car Congress

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