South Korean startup MintAir is partnering with Dallas-based electric takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft company Jaunt Air Mobility to develop advanced air mobility (AAM) services across the Southeast Asian nation.

The companies announced the formation of their strategic partnership this week. As part of the partnership, MintAir agreed to order up to 40 of Jaunt’s Journey eVTOL copters in their joint effort to plan, prepare, and eventually launch AAM services in markets across South Korea. The deal also shores up Mint’s status as exclusive customer of Jaunt aircraft in the country.

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Founded in 2014 specializing in super heat conductor production, Mint pivoted its interests in 2020 to the development of next generation urban air mobility, with a particular focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) management of the activity. 

Since then, it has been working on bringing…