Transcend Air — VTOL for VIP Transport
juni 24, 2020 18:00 - 19:00
Transcend Air was co-founded in 2017 by Gregory Bruell and Peter Schmidt. Gregory Bruell formerly led the Silicon Valley-based eVTOL company Elytron in the Greater Boston area. Peter Schmidt is senior technology advisor for air taxi company Linear Air. Headquartered in the Greater Boston area, Transcend’s Vy 400 is a tiltwing VTOL aircraft designed to provide VIP city-to-city transport with exceptional performance at half the operating cost. The company is currently seeking a manufacturer to build and fly the first full-scale prototype of the Vy 400 air taxi.
Moderator: Harry Nahatis, President of VFS East New England Chapter
Speaker: Peter Schmidt, Co-Founder and COO of Transcend Air
About our speaker: Peter H. Schmidt, Co-Founder and COO of Transcend Air, is an entrepreneur and executive with startup, turn-around and large enterprise experience. Schmidt’s aviation roles have included sUAS test pilot, with two first flights; President & COO of Linear Air, Eclipse 500 operator and Part 135 online charter marketplace; COO of Jet Advisors, a business aviation consultancy; and SVP of National Aviation Academy, the second largest Part 147 aviation mechanic program in the U.S.. In his pre-aviation career, Schmidt led several networking and embedded systems companies, including as CTO North America for Ipanema Technologies, CEO of Echo Engineering, Division Manager of Teradyne, and Co-Founder and President of Midnight Networks. An aerobatic pilot, Schmidt did his undergrad in computer science and has a masters degree in management at MIT.
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