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Avports and Jaunt Air Mobility Announce Alliance to Incorporate All Electric Air Taxis to Airport Operations

Dulles, VA, January 31, 2022… Avports announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Jaunt Air Mobility ("Jaunt") to join their Access Skyways infrastructure alliance to support the integration of eVTOL (electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing) aircraft with airports and the aviation ecosystem. This partnership builds on Avports' ongoing efforts to protect the environment by transitioning to a carbon-neutral operating environment and introducing this new form of commuting. The announcement shows Avports' and Jaunt's leadership in supporting local governments and airport authorities to reduce urban congestion, improve economic growth, and environmental sustainability. 

Jorge Roberts, CEO of Avports, said, "Climate change is an all-important industry challenge. With 95 years of airport management experience, Avports is positioned to be part of the solution. The future of air travel has to be environmentally friendly and sustainable. By collaborating with Jaunt Air Mobility and the Access Skyways Alliance to provide zero-emission vehicle solutions, we act on our community leadership values and ESG (environmental, social, and governance) principles. We are dedicated to working towards carbon-free travel on behalf of our customers and the communities we serve."

"Access Skyways is an agreement with organizations with distinct areas of expertise in the planning, design, development, and integration of eVTOL aircraft into the existing global transportation system," states Simon Briceno, Chief Commercial Officer for Jaunt. "As an OEM, we will be working with operators around the globe. We are pleased to partner with Avports as their expertise provides critical elements to making this service a reality."

Airports require extensive use of vehicles and machinery for day-to-day aviation operations and primarily use fossil fuel-based fleets. Thanks to this alliance, Avports and Jaunt will now provide a convenient way for airport owners, authorities, and stakeholders to efficiently decrease the complexity of implementing Advanced Air Mobility into their airports. The Access Skyways alliance offers expertise in:

  • Construction project management
  • Supply/demand and cost analysis
  • Vertiport design
  • Electrification
  • Flight operations
  • and Community Engagement

Jaunt Air Mobility is developing a unique eVTOL that offers distinct advantages to the market. The Jaunt Journey uses Slow-Rotor Compound (SRC) technology which fuses flight capabilities of a helicopter and a fixed-wing airplane creating advancements enabling safe, fast urban air commuting. With a range of 80-100 miles, carrying a pilot and four passengers, the Jaunt Journey is an exceptionally operationally efficient aircraft.

About Avports - www.avports.com

Avports is the most experienced American-owned and based airport manager and operator, with more than 650 employees and a 94-year track record. Founded in 1927 as the airport infrastructure operator division of Pan American World Airways, Avports has operated more than 30 airports, aviation facilities, and passenger terminals in the United States, including 50 years providing airport management services in New York State. Avports currently provides O&M services at:

  • Albany International Airport, New York Stewart International Airport, Republic Airport, and Westchester County Airport in New York;
  • Teterboro Airport in New Jersey;
  • Tweed New Haven Airport in Connecticut;
  • Gary Chicago International Airport in Indiana;
  • Moffett Federal Airfield in California;
  • Detroit Metro Airport North Terminal in Michigan;
  • and as an O&M advisor in the development of Airglades Airport in Florida.

About Jaunt Air Mobility www.jauntairmobility.com

Jaunt Air Mobility is a transformative aerospace company headquartered in Dallas, Texas.  Jaunt is building the best in the next generation of eVTOL (electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing) and hybrid-electric VTOL aircraft for faster travel over urban areas, moving people and packages. Jaunt is the global leader in Slowed-Rotor Compound (SRC) technology. The Jaunt Journey is the world's first aircraft combining helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft flight capabilities. Together with Tier 1 aviation partners to develop the Journey, Jaunt intends to work with operators globally to provide this new form of travel. Jaunt offers the safest, quietest, most comfortable, and operationally efficient aircraft with a zero-carbon footprint.