Skyworks Aeronautics announces order of 100 eGyro Electric Aircraft
Skyworks Aeronautics announces the order of 100 eGyro™ electrically powered vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft from a consortium of Mint Air and Mobius.energy Corp with options for an additional 100 aircraft.
“A consortium led by Mint Air is committed to bringing safe, efficient, and cost-effective electric aircraft solutions to South Korea and we are absolutely thrilled they have selected our eGyro as their aircraft of choice to initiate operation of the leading eVTOL service in Korea. We look forward to performing our first public demonstrations of the eGyro in Korea and to launching the eGyro Urban Air Mobility (UAM) platform in the Korean market,” said John Michel, Co-Founder & Executive Director of Skyworks.
“We are pleased to announce the Skyworks eGyro as the launch UAM platform for Mint Air. The fundamental safety and performance advantages of the eGyro will enable Mint Air to accelerate the adoption of intra and inter-city passenger transport in Korea,” said Eugene Choi, Chief Executive Officer of Mint Air.
The consortium led by Mint Air and Skyworks signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for exclusive partnership in South Korea. The consortium will collaborate with Skyworks to develop a pilot training program and maintenance and repair capability in Korea for efficient operation of eGyro fleet.
The eGyro will leverage Mobius’ novel battery module architecture and low total cost of ownership providing power-as-a-service business model. “The high energy density, unmatched power boost, and outstanding thermal management of the Mobius battery modules support our efforts to produce an aircraft with best-in-class range and performance. We are excited to be the UAM launch platform for the Mobius battery module and service”, said Don Woodbury, Skyworks’ Co-Founder & Chief Technology Advisor.
Jongwon “JP” Park, Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder of Mobius said, “Mobius’ is building a global aviation battery alliance and our partnership with Skyworks to bring the eGyro to the Korean market marks an important milestone. Skyworks is the first of many customers who recognized the performance and safety of Mobius’ battery.”