This is a unique concept when it comes to EMS and SAR eVTOLs. The idea is to improve efficiency beyond existing standards. Capacity-wise, the JA1 Pulse can only carry one professional plus the required emergency equipment. This allows it to focus on performance. The Pulse eVTOL claims to be able to arrive anywhere within 50 km (31 miles) in under 10 minutes.
Equipped with eight independent batteries of 11 kWh and a single fast-charging port, this flying machine boasts a 250-knot (287 mph/463 kph) dash speed. It can land on most roads and driveways, and it's packed with multiple safety features. It's also easy to transport (on a flatbed trailer, without having to be disassembled) and to maintain.
The JA1 Pulse was specifically designed to access remote and rural terrain at a remarkably high speed. The aircraft is part of a wider concept that brings a fresh perspective to emergency care, fire and rescue, and even law enforcement operations.
This concept involves dispatching the Pulse eVTOL at the same time as the main rescue vehicle. The eVTOL will arrive at the destination first, allowing the operator inside to perform first aid in record time. Those few minutes between the arrival of the eVTOL and the arrival of the standard vehicle means that more lives can be saved.
For instance, in rural areas, the Pulse aircraft can arrive up to 30 minutes earlier than an ambulance. Even in a suburban area, it could still cut down the standard response time to half, from eight to just four minutes.
This game-changing concept was developed by Carl Dietrich, the founder of Jump Aero. An MIT graduate, Dietrich first dabbled in the world of electric aircraft with Terrafugia, a company he later sold to Geely. He launched Jump Aero in 2019, together with Jeff Myjak and Katerina Barilov.
Just four years later, the startup has already secured an important order from Electro Ventures, which will operate ten Pulse eVTOLs in Australia. It's a promising start for what promises to be a truly revolutionary concept harnessing the powers of eVTOL technology.