Triumph Group Inc. officials announced at the National Business Aircraft Association (NBAA) Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, that business unit Triumph Aerospace Structures has a service agreement with Jaunt Air Mobility to provide engineering and manufacturing services in support of Jaunt's all electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) concept air vehicle. Triumph will support Jaunt's efforts to design, develop, certify and build a full-scale demonstration aircraft based on Jaunt's Reduced Rotor Operating Speed Aircraft (ROSA) in support of urban air mobility (UAM) operations.
At the Uber Elevate Summit in Washington, D.C. in June, Triumph officials announced a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Jaunt Air Mobility to provide engineering services in support of Jaunt’s eVTOL concept vehicle
"Working with Jaunt and our other partners, Triumph will help bring our ROSA technology to market," said Kaydon Stanzione, CEO of Jaunt Air Mobility. "Triumph's experience in airframe development, usage of advanced thermoplastics in primary structure, and expansive manufacturing capabilities are essential for bringing Jaunt's eVTOL vehicle to market in a timely, safe, and affordable manner."
"We are excited to begin our eVTOL journey and partner with Jaunt in support of their new air vehicle concept. We believe Triumph's experience in platform development through certification and into high rate production, utilizing our proprietary thermoplastic technologies, will enable Jaunt to be the leader in this revolutionary market – located right here in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex," said Pete Wick, executive vice president, Triumph Aerospace Structures.
Triumph Aerospace Structures will design and test the aircraft structure to optimize weight, cost, and producibility in support of the program. The engineering services will be provided at Triumph's Technology and Engineering Center in Arlington, Texas, with demonstration vehicle final assembly at their Red Oak, Texas manufacturing site.