Californian electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) company Jump Aero has revealed its first response aircraft. Although the startup has been developing the jet since 2019, Jump Aero just unveiled its JA1 “Pulse” model, which was created to cut emergency response time in half. Here are five of the most impressive features of this new emergency eVTOL aircraft.
1 Quick arrival time
The California-based startup has stated that the JA1 Pulse aircraft can fly emergency responders and medical professionals to situations in rural areas faster. It can fly equipment and personnel anywhere within 31 miles in under eight minutes. This will be convenient and life-saving as first responders will not need to deal with traffic or other possible delays, especially in areas off the beaten path. The Pulse jet can reach a speed of 250 knots and has a payload of 330 pounds, enough to transport a pilot and life-saving emergency equipment.
Falck, a first response business based in Denmark and operates in 26 countries worldwide, will take delivery of the first commercial examples. In early September, the company purchased an option to order a single eVTOL Pulse jet. The company provides around 8 million emergency response and healthcare services each year. It will utilize the plane to improve future response times in remote areas in a sustainable and timely manner.
2 Serving a special niche
Jump Aero has stated that the Pulse jet will not replace helicopters, which serve a vital role in transporting victims to hospitals to receive treatment in a timely fashion. Instead, it will complement helicopters as the Pulse jet will be able to land in areas where helicopters can’t, thus expanding the locations first responders can land, for example, in front of a house on a two-way residential block. Moreover, the eVTOL aircraft takes significantly less time to start and get in the air than a turbine or piston-engine helicopter. In such…