Aerospace and defense firm BAE Systems and electrical vertical take off and landing developer Jaunt Air Mobility are to jointly develop electric energy management systems.
The two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which will see them investigate the development of products to enable the electrification of aircraft. The companies will also work together to examine aircraft power management needs.
Ehtisham Siddiqui, vice president and general manager of controls and avionics solutions at BAE Systems said, “The collaboration with Jaunt Air Mobility leverages the strengths of two industry-leading companies to develop technology for a new ecosystem. This strategic collaboration builds on our two decades of heritage as we develop and certify controls and energy management systems for the future of flight.”
Kaydon Stanzione, CEO at Jaunt Air Mobility said, “BAE Systems’ development and integration expertise in high integrity controls and power management systems gives our business an edge in the development of next generation air vehicles for urban environments.
“Their proven track record from concept design through manufacturing was a major selection consideration for our business as we strive to provide the highest level of safety and efficiency for our aircraft.”
BAE Systems has developed and integrated electric propulsion systems for hybrid transit buses and marine vessels around the world.
Jaunt Air Mobility is developing its Reduced Rotor Operating Speed Aircraft solution for urban air mobility