BAE Systems is collaborating with Jaunt Air Mobility to explore the development of electrical energy management systems for urban air mobility vehicles (UAM) through a Memorandum of Understanding. UAM is an aviation industry term for on-demand and automated passenger or cargo air transport services, typically performed unmanned.
During this collaboration, the two companies will study product development for the future of aircraft electrification. The companies will also work together to examine the power management needs of aircraft and gain a better understanding of the expansion of urban traffic in the airspace.
The collaboration with Jaunt Air Mobility builds on the strengths of two leading companies in the sector to develop the technology for a new ecosystem. This strategic collaboration builds on our two decades of heritage as we develop and certify controls and power management systems for the future of flight.
—Ehtisham Siddiqui, Vice President and General Manager of Avionics Controls and Solutions at BAE Systems
BAE Systems’ development and integration expertise in high integrity control and power management systems gives our company an advantage in the development of next generation aerial vehicles for urban environments. Their proven track record, from design to manufacture, has been a major selection factor for our company as we strive to provide the highest level of safety and efficiency for our aircraft.
—Kaydon Stanzione, CEO of Jaunt Air Mobility
BAE Systems has over 20 years of experience in the development and integration of electric propulsion systems. The company has more than 10,000 electric hybrid systems on transit buses and ships around the world, including in major cities such as Paris, London, New York and San Francisco. The company also has over 40 years of experience in controls and avionics for military and commercial aircraft.
In June, Jaunt announced that it was working with Honeywell to define avionics, navigation, flight controls, an electric propulsion system and connectivity solutions for electric vertical take-off and landing (e-VTOL) aircraft. by Jaunt Air Mobility.