Jaunt Air Mobility has announced Eric Côté, president of Jaunt Canada, has recently been elected a member of Aéro Montréal’s board
Aéro Montréal, Quebec’s aerospace cluster, is working to make Quebec a centre for AAM, through activities such as research and collaboration, investment and financing services, infrastructure and operations, MRO and sustainable end-of-vehicle life services. The think tank, created in 2006, groups all of Quebec’s aerospace sector, including companies, educational and research institutions, associations and unions.
“It is an honour to join Aéro Montréal’s board and contribute to bringing AAM to Quebec and the world,” said Côté. “At Jaunt, we have committed to designing, building, and certifying the Jaunt Journey in Canada due to the support of organisations like Aéro Montreal, the government, and access to a strong aviation community.”
Jaunt’s aircraft, the Jaunt Journey, will be featured by Aéro Montreal at the Paris Air Show as a part of the Canadian Pavilion. Côté and Simon Briceno, Jaunt’s chief commercial officer, will be on hand to share more about Jaunt’s slowed rotor compound technology. Jaunt heads the electric air mobility division for the AIRO Group, which recently entered an agreement with Kernel Group Holdings to merge and list on the Nasdaq.
Mélanie Lussier, president of Aéro Montréal, said: “We have assembled an incredible pool of expertise to realise our vision of building Quebec’s reputation as a centre of excellence in AAM. Eric’s global business experience and the company’s mission to develop an eVTOL here make him a very valuable asset.”