Montreal

City/Region/State:
Montreal – Canada

Timeline: Planned – to be launched within two to five years; funds have been committed and key industry partners identified

Route(s):
Montreal International airport – Mirabel airport (40km)
Val D’or – Rouyn Noranda (92km)
Val D’or – Mont Laurier (248km)
Val D’or – Montreal (434km)
Val D’or – Saguenay (501km)
Mont Laurier – St Donat (102km)
St Donat – Trois Rivieres (126km)
Ottowa- Mt Tremblant (116km)
Ottowa – Montreal (167km)
Montreal – Sherbrooke (130 km)
Montreal – Trois Rivieres (122km)
Sherbrooke – Quebec (166km)
Victoriavill – Quebec (122km)
Quebec – Saguenay (176km)
Quebec – La Malbale (122km)
Saguenay – La Malbale (110km)
Quebec – Ramouski (269km)
Saguenay – Bale-Comeau (230km)
La Malbale – Ramouski (148km)
Saguenay – Sept Isles (394km)
Sept Isles – Gaspe (206km)

Programme description

Vertiko Mobility has outlined plans for the development of UAM services southern Quebec — including Montreal and Quebec City — to begin operations in 2026, using the Jaunt Journey eVTOL aircraft. The route network comprises a network of inter-city services between 7km and 38km linking Montreal and Quebec City with Ottawa, Ontario.

Vertiko Mobility has signed a letter of intent for the purchase of more than 70 all-electric Jaunt Journey aircraft and two hybrid aircraft, with an option for a further 25 units. “The aircraft will be acquired during the first five years of operation of the Québec vertiport network,” said Jaunt. The goal is “is to transform the letter of intent into a contract during the second quarter of 2025, with operations to begin in 2026.”

Under the same agreement, “Jaunt will also act as a pilot training and aircraft maintenance partner with Vertiko. The 12 months between the contract signing and the start of operations will serve as a break-in period. Training of the 36 pilots needed to fly the first nine aircraft during the first year of operations will also be conducted during this period” says the press release. Jaunt Journey is targeting certification per existing standards for rotorcraft under Chapter 529 of the Transport Canada Canadian Aviation Regulations reinforces the feasibility of certification by 2026.

“To meet the operational objectives for the first year of the Vertiko Mobility network, five vertiports will need to be built between now and the end of March 2025. Initial expressions of interest for vertiport construction have come from ICAR in Mirabel, ODEA Montréal (investors CREECO and COGIR) and a new real estate development in Val-d’Or (promoters Immeubles Quatro and Kraken Management).”

Partners

eVTOL manufacturer:
Jaunt

UAM/AAM training:
Jaunt

UAM/AAM aircraft maintenance and support:
Jaunt

Vertiport/airport developer/operator:
Vertico
 
Sources:
www.vertikomobilite.ca/post/reconnecting-regions-and-urban-centers-of-quebec

www.vertikomobilite.ca/post/100-electric-evtols-versus-hybrid-models