Blade and Jaunt plan to launch their air taxi operations in India by 2027, once the eVTOL is fully-certified.
According to media reports, a Texas-based company which makes eVTOLs in Canada is working on being among the first to introduce air taxi services in India. The company has already partnered with FlyBlade India – a JV between Blade Air Mobility & Hunch Ventures.
Jaunt is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, but has its design & manufacturing hub in Montreal, Canada. The company unveiled its flagship aircraft, called ‘Journey’, back in 2020. The eVTOL is said to have a top speed of 281 km/h and a maximum range between 128 – 160 km. The Journey eVTOL is a mix of both a helicopter and an aircraft. It can take off and land vertically like a helicopter but operates like an aircraft during flight.
The Journey eVTOL is said to be completely silent, making it ideal for operating in busy urban areas. Blade and Jaunt plan to launch their air taxi operations in India by 2027, once the eVTOL is fully-certified. Blade will initially begin with 150 eVTOLs, before adding 100 more over the course of a decade.
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