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Jaunt and Varon put heads together for Latam AAM
Varon Vehicles Corporation is developing a series of vertiports connected to each other via well-defined low altitude virtual lanes, through which eVTOLs designed by Jaunt Air Mobility will fly, as early as 2023.
Technology now makes it possible to tap into unused low altitude airspace over cities and suburbs in an environmentally friendly manner to provide transportation services and connectivity.

Jaunt Air Mobility and Varon Vehicles Corporation are collaborating to develop a transportation system to enable advanced air mobility, a new generation of aviation in Latin America. Zero emission eVTOL air vehicles are being designed by Jaunt, which hopes to move people and packages by 2026 with demonstrations expected by 2023.

Varon is developing a series of vertiports connected to each other via well-defined low altitude virtual lanes through which these air vehicles will fly. Vertiports will be placed both inside and outside existing urban areas to alleviate the pressure for city growth, providing transportation services to multiple customers like logistics companies, tourism companies, hospitals, law enforcement and transportation network companies for air taxi services, all without the need for per-mile physical construction.

“This is what we call the Varon Vehicles infrastructure networks,” says Felipe Varon, CEO and founder. “It's a new form of mobility infrastructure. Technology now makes it possible to tap into unused low altitude airspace over cities and suburbs in an environmentally friendly manner to provide potentially disruptive transportation services and invaluable connectivity. We have chosen to start implementation in Colombia, where we're working hand in hand with the Colombian civil aviation authority and a host of regional industry partners, as we bring together technologies, like Jaunt's, for implementation.”

“The Jaunt Journey aircraft will be one of the safest, quietest and most efficient aircraft; meeting the highest level of certification standards,” adds Simon Briceno, chief commercial officer for Jaunt Air Mobility. “Our patented Reduced rotor Operating Speed Aircraft (ROSA) offers inherent safety and a smooth comfortable ride for passengers. We are pleased to work with Varon Vehicles as it has developed a novel approach to address the challenges in urban air mobility.”

Over the course of 2021, Jaunt Air Mobility will work with Varon Vehicles to understand the unique transportation needs in Latin American cities and will help define the operations and integration of its Journey aircraft into service. This will kickstart the building blocks necessary for early demonstration of the Jaunt Journey aircraft and Varon Vehicles' operational vision.

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