XTI Aircraft Company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Enterprise Estonia, Estonian Aviation Cluster (EAC) and the Estonian Aviation Academy (EAVA) to recognize Estonia as a Regional Mobility hub for the TriFan 600, the world’s first civilian hybrid-electric long-range vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) airplane.
The organizations intend to collaborate with XTI Aircraft
Company to establish a corporate presence in Tallinn, Estonia
to directly serve the region.
“We are excited to partner with Enterprise Estonia, the EAC,
and the EAVA to serve the needs of the regional air mobility
market,” said Robert LaBelle, Chief Executive Officer, XTI
Aircraft Company. “Given Estonia’s track record of being at the
forefront of technology innovation, we intend to foster this
relationship to deliver maximum results for both parties that
includes long range mobility utilizing clean aviation
technology, while expanding the country’s aerospace centers of
excellence,” LaBelle added.
Estonia’s unique location in Europe means it could
revolutionize regional connectivity by connecting hundreds of
active airports and 100 million people inside a circle of 1,000
km by using advanced air mobility solutions such as the TriFan
600. Additionally, Estonia intends to become one of
Europe’s climate neutral aviation spots with all regional
domestic flights becoming net carbon emission-free by 2030.
“The Estonian Investment Agency is very pleased to support
advanced technology companies like XTI Aircraft,” said Sigrid
Harjo, Member of Enterprise Estonia’s Management Board.
“Estonia embraces innovative solutions and wants to be at the
forefront of implementing them, so it’s the perfect place for
XTI Aircraft to use as a testbed for its innovative planes and
as a regional hub in the future.”
“It’s a true honor that aviation pioneer XTI Aircraft has
turned its eyes to Estonia with regards to establishing its
presence in Europe,” noted Kristo Reinsalu, General Manager of
the EAC. “We are very excited to see how XTI and VTOL
technology can bring Estonian connectivity to a whole new
level. Tallinn has enormous potential to become a
regional air mobility hub by 2026,” Reinsalu added.
Photo: XTI Aircraft
Source: Estonian Aviation Cluster