Aviation Technology

CAE will Accelerate the Design and Development of Jaunt Air Mobility's eVTOL Aircraft by Using Latest Simulation Technologies

CAE confirmed recently that Jaunt Air Mobility has chosen to lead the design and development of the Jaunt Aircraft Systems Integration Lab (JASIL) for the company's latest all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, the Journey. CAE will collaborate with Jaunt to add best-in-class simulation and modeling to the aircraft development program from the start, leveraging CAE's 70+ years of experience in high-fidelity simulation.

The Jaunt Journey's certification is scheduled to begin in 2023 and end in 2026, with entry-in-service (EIS) anticipated in early 2027. CAE and Jaunt Air Mobility aim to build an engineering simulator as part of the deal, which will speed up cockpit design and system development and reduce airworthiness flight test time. The JASIL program is intended to de-risk the aircraft program's timeline and control production costs early in the program by identifying integration issues and proving failure modes.

"We are excited to collaborate in the development of this revolutionary new aircraft, as well as to add to our commitment and support of the Advanced Air Mobility industry," said Nick Leontidis, Group President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions at CAE. "CAE is ideally qualified to provide technical and certification service solutions to help innovative companies such as Jaunt Air Mobility certify their aircraft as a high-technology solutions provider at the cutting edge of digital immersion. Jaunt shares our enthusiasm for enabling the next wave of electric aviation, and we look forward to working together to accelerate this new industry."

"CAE is a perfect partner for Jaunt because both companies' core principles are to blend cutting-edge technology with proven results to ensure aviation safety in their respective fields," said Martin Peryea, CEO of Jaunt Air Mobility. "By collaborating, we will utilize CAE's years of industry experience and leadership in aircraft simulation to de-risk production, accelerate time-to-market, and mass commercialization of the Journey aircraft."

The Journey aircraft is intended to provide safe, efficient, and reliable efficiency while lowering carbon emissions. To meet the increasing demand for quicker flight times over urban and regional areas, the Jaunt Journey combines the performance of a helicopter with the vertical take-off and landing ability of a helicopter.

About Jaunt Air Mobility
Jaunt Air Mobility is a game-changing aerospace company. Jaunt designs and manufactures piloted and self-piloted Hybrid and Electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing aircraft for modern air mobility in a variety of markets. Jaunt is the world leader in Reduced Rotor Operating Speed (ROSA) aircraft, which combines the efficiency of a fixed-winged aircraft with advanced helicopter performance.

About CAE
CAE is a high-tech company on the leading edge of digital immersion, offering ways that make the world a safer place. We continue to reimagine the customer experience and reinvent training and operational support solutions in civil aviation, defense and security, and healthcare, backed by a track record of more than 70 years of industry firsts. We are the preferred partner for customers all over the world who work in complex, high-stakes, and heavily regulated environments where successful outcomes are crucial. About 60% of CAE's sales are recurring, demonstrating our customers' ongoing need for our solutions.


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