THE BIRTH OF VERDEGO AERO™
VerdeGo Aero™ was founded in 2017 by a team of experienced pioneers with years of expertise with hybrid-electric and battery-electric aircraft. VerdeGo Aero™ began development of a revolutionary hybrid-electric VTOL aircraft and the internal technologies that would enable it to be successful. During this development process, VerdeGo Aero™ created its hybrid-electric IDEP™ powertrain architecture to enable its aircraft to deliver performance far beyond what battery-electric aircraft were capable of. We also found that conventional aerospace modeling tools were inadequate for modeling the unique missions, aircraft architecture, and propulsion options for this next generation of aircraft and created a set of proprietary analysis tools focused on the unique tradeoffs in this design space.
A MAJOR DEVELOPMENT
As the urban air mobility and large drone industries accelerated, VerdeGo Aero™ recognized that the powertrain technologies and engineering capabilities that had been developed for its aircraft, were broadly applicable to a wide array of aircraft programs targeted at different market segments. In mid 2018, VerdeGo Aero™ made a strategic pivot to stop development of its aircraft and leverage its core knowledge to become a technology vendor to the entire industry working on new aircraft architectures related to electric propulsion. VerdeGo Aero™ now supports customers developing VTOL, CTOL, manned, and unmanned aircraft designs with its IDEP™ powertrain components and engineering services.
VerdeGo Aero™ has partnered with two leading aerospace companies who are both investors and strategic partners as we transform the future of aviation. Continental Aerospace Technologies has a long heritage of innovation with certified reliable aerospace propulsion and VerdeGo Aero™ is working with Continental to adapt their Jet-A piston engines to be optimized for use in hybrid-electric powertrains.
Seyer Industries has a long history of providing high quality components, assemblies, and electronics to a wide array of cutting edge military and commercial aerospace programs. Seyer is a part of the supply chain for many of the highest performing aircraft in the world and has partnered with VerdeGo Aero™ as a key element of the supply chain for next generation powertrain systems.