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EVTOL Aircraft : Future Of Flight?

EVTOL Aircraft : Future Of Flight?

EVTOL Aircraft : Three times faster than helicopters, 133% the cruise speed of a V-22 Osprey, the Vy 400 is a next-generation, super-efficient, all-weather, hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.

Designed to be very fast, inexpensive, and future proof, it is aimed directly at the heart of the airlines’ highest profit routes.  

Refined through 16 flying prototypes, including two currently flying aircraft, it was ranked #1 advanced air mobility design by Abbot Aerospace. Robb Report named it “Best of the Best in Aviation” for VTOL Concept.

EVTOL Interior

Between far outclassing VIP helicopters, and enabling airline disruption, there is a $14B annual total addressable market for civil variants. Plus significant upside potential for military applications which is being actively explored, including via an R&D contract with the U.S. Air Force.

Interview With Transcend Air Founder Peter H. Schmidt

The Vy 400 starts out with a hybrid-electric power system, but is designed to enable already manufactured aircraft to be simply converted to all-electric power when batteries advance far enough. 

Transcend Air was founded to unlock the heart of the city with a regional eVTOL air service that will free business travelers from congestion on the ground and in the air. 

Transcend has developed the Vy 400 as the best solution for city-center to city-center mobility, with door-to-door prices lower than current air travel options, and door-to-door times that are 65% to 80% less.

EVTOL Aircraft : Future Of Flight?

With the Vy 400, and the award-winning Vy 400R, Transcend Air is finally realizing the eVTOL promise. See

Written by Peter H. Schmidt

About Peter H. Schmidt:

A history of making good organizations better – sustaining growth, value and profits.

I have delivered superior performance by getting more from my teams than anyone else, while at the same time being the best boss my people have ever had. My leadership method emphasizes accountability for results at all levels; open and efficient communication; continuous improvement; and organizational flexibility in the face of rapid growth and dynamic markets. I have applied it successfully as an executive in mature companies, as a startup entrepreneur, and also in my efforts as a board member and advisor.

Roles filled include: CEO, President, COO, CTO, board member, GM, head of sales, head of business development and marketing, engineer, systems architect and inventor.

Highly skilled at: public speaking, writing, coaching, selling, developing strategy, M&A, designing systems, rapid learning and collaborating.

Areas I know well include software, networking, embedded hardware, enterprise IT, and aviation. I’m proud to note that Harvard Business School wrote a case on the innovative management practices of one of my companies, and nothing engages me more than applying them to benefit others.