Jump Aero has unveiled the design of its electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) first response aircraft.

The aircraft, which has been in development since 2019, is called the JA1 Pulse and is designed to help medical professionals arrive at the scene of a rural emergency as fast as possible with critical lifesaving equipment

The company also announced that the first full-scale prototype would be partially funded by the United States Air Force and confirmed the first commercial order from Falck Ambulance Services.

The JA1 Pulse can fly one trained professional plus emergency equipment to unimproved landing zones in rural areas.

It is capable of speeds of 250 knots making it the fastest form of sustainable personal transportation with the goal of providing the largest coverage radius within the critical eight-minute emergency response window.

Jump Aero’s first response eVTOL

Falck A/S has purchased an option for the first commercial delivery of a JA1 Pulse aircraft.

“Falck is excited to partner with Jump Aero to help us revolutionise the future of emergency services. By enabling professional help to reach hard-to-access locations in a timely manner, Jump Aero will help Falck to deliver improved services to our customers,” said Jakob Riis, CEO of Falck.

Jump Aero has won $3.6m in contracts from the US Air Force to accelerate the company’s technology development.

The latest $1.8m Tactical Funding Increase (TACFI) will be used to fund the first full-scale proof-of-concept prototype.

“Jump Aero’s aircraft concept and development strategy focusing on rapid emergency response has potential for defense-related use-cases and is complementary to the other eVTOL programmes that the U.S. Air Force’s Agility Prime programme has engaged with to date. We look forward to working with Jump Aero to help mature their dual-use technology,” said Lt Col John Tekell, the Agility Prime Programme lead.
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