Preparing pilots to fly zero-emission, eco-friendly aircraft of the future is the goal of a newly inked partnership that will also create high-paying, high-quality jobs, Aura Aero and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University announced at the 2023 Paris Air Show. A memorandum of understanding between Aura Aero and Embry-Riddle was signed on June 20 in Paris. 

By establishing a major footprint in Embry-Riddle’s busy Research Park in Daytona Beach, Florida, electric aircraft pioneer Aura Aero expects to create some 20 exceptional new jobs in Volusia County as well as internships for student pilots. Since 2017, Embry-Riddle’s Research Park has served 25 leading and emerging companies while creating 174 lucrative jobs and 224 internships. 

Under the agreement, Aura Aero is also launching an internship program for Embry-Riddle students who are eager to learn more about “the Integral” – the company’s two-seater training aircraft with aerobatic capabilities, which is available with thermal or full electric propulsion. 

Aura Aero is committed to serving humankind by designing and manufacturing aircraft that accelerate air transport decarbonization,” said company co-founder and CEO Jérémy Caussade, who also serves as the company’s chief engineer. 

Embry-Riddle President P. Barry Butler, Ph.D., said the partnership reflects a unique synergy between two organizations with shared goals. 

Aura Aero plans to establish operations at Embry-Riddle’s Research Park by 2024.