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CAE to lead the design on JASIL program


May 12, 2021
By Naomi Szeben


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Jaunt Air Mobility selected CAE to lead the design and develop their Integration Lab (JASIL) for the company’s new all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, the Journey aircraft.

CAE has 70 years of experience in high-fidelity simulation, and they will work closely with Jaunt. As part of the agreement, CAE and Jaunt Air Mobility intend to build an engineering simulator which will accelerate cockpit design and system development, and will reduce the airworthiness flight test time.

Certification plans for the Jaunt Journey are set to begin in 2023 and finish in 2026 with entry-in-service (EIS) expected in early 2027. The JASIL program is designed to de-risk the aircraft program’s schedule and manage development costs by identifying integration issues and proving failure modes early in the program.

The Journey aircraft is designed to deliver safe, efficient, and reliable performance while reducing carbon emissions. The Jaunt Journey combines the performance of an airplane with the vertical take-off and landing efficiency of a helicopter to meet the growing demands for faster travel times over urban and regional areas.

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