XTI Aircraft Company (XTI) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Enterprise Estonia, Estonian Aviation Cluster (EAC) and the Estonian Aviation Academy (EAVA) to recognise Estonia as a regional mobility hub for the TriFan 600, a civilian hybrid-electric long range vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft.
The organisations intend to collaborate with XTI to establish a corporate presence in Tallinn, Estonia to directly serve the region.
“It's a true honour that aviation pioneer XTI Aircraft has turned its eyes to Estonia with regards to establishing its presence in Europe,” comments EAC general manager Kristo Reinsalu.
“We are excited to partner with Enterprise Estonia, the EAC and the EAVA to serve the needs of the regional air mobility market,” adds XTI CEO Robert LaBelle. “Given Estonia's track record of being at the forefront of technology innovation, we intend to foster this relationship to deliver maximum results for both parties to include long range mobility, utilising clean aviation technology, while expanding the country's aerospace centres of excellence.”
Estonia's location in Europe means it could revolutionise regional connectivity by connecting hundreds of active airports and 100 million people inside a circle of 1,000 km by using advanced air mobility solutions such as the TriFan 600. Additionally, Estonia intends to become one of Europe's climate neutral aviation spots with all regional domestic flights becoming net carbon emission-free by 2030.
Sigrid Harjo, member of Enterprise Estonia's management board, states: “The Estonian Investment Agency is very pleased to support advanced technology companies like XTI Aircraft. Estonia embraces innovative solutions and wants to be at the forefront of implementing them, so it's the perfect place for XTI Aircraft to use as a testbed for its innovative aircraft and as a regional hub in the future.”
Reinsalu concludes: “It's a true honour that aviation pioneer XTI Aircraft has turned its eyes to Estonia with regards to establishing its presence in Europe. We are very excited to see how XTI and VTOL technology can bring Estonian connectivity to a whole new level. Tallinn has enormous potential to become a regional air mobility hub by 2026.”