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Kaman To Build Transcend's High-speed VTOL
  • AINonline
  • By Mark Huber
  • On 10/14/2021

Kaman To Build Transcend's High-speed VTOL

Transcend Air has selected Kaman to build its Vy 400 high-speed vertical takeoff and landing (HSVTOL) aircraft. A mockup is on display this week at NBAA-BACE in Kaman’s booth.

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Forget Private Jets, This $6M Racing-Inspired VTOL Takes Luxury Flight to Another Level
  • autoevolution
  • By Otilia Drăgan
  • On 10/07/2021

Forget Private Jets, This $6M Racing-Inspired VTOL Takes Luxury Flight to Another Level

It probably won’t be long until we’ll see celebrities ditching their private planes and helicopters in favor of futuristic VTOLs (vertical takeoff and landing vehicles). Combining the speed and comfort of luxury jets, with the agility and versatility of helicopters, VTOLs are sure to take the private flight sector by storm.

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Sustainability Without Compromise – Prometheus Fuels to Supply Transcend Air with Zero Net Carbon Fuel for ART Service
  • EIN Presswire
  • On 10/04/2021

Sustainability Without Compromise – Prometheus Fuels to Supply Transcend Air with Zero Net Carbon Fuel for ART Service

Transcend’s service will link 40+ U.S. city pairs, cutting travel times by 67%-85%, and powered by Promethean Forged jet fuel, cutting carbon emissions by 100%

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Transcend’s New VTOL Just Got a Powerful Makeover
  • Robb Report
  • By J. GEORGE GORANT
  • On 09/30/2021

Transcend’s New VTOL Just Got a Powerful Makeover

The Vy 400R's 2,500 hp GE turbine delivers a 500-mile range and 410-mph top speed, as part of Transcend Air's plan to be king of regional commuters.

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Many years of industry experience come together for Vy 400
  • Business Air News
  • On 08/20/2021

Many years of industry experience come together for Vy 400

The vertical takeoff and landing capabilities of the Vy 400 aircraft gives Transcend Air access to demand-rich centres of major cities. The company is working alongside Kaman and GE to bring the aircraft to market.

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Transcend Air Selects GE, Kaman to Make High-Speed VTOL
  • Flying
  • By Flying Staff
  • On 08/17/2021

Transcend Air Selects GE, Kaman to Make High-Speed VTOL

Transcend Air has tapped GE Aviation and Kaman Aerospace Group as partners in its development of a high-speed, tilt-wing VTOL aircraft.

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GE selected to power high-speed VTOL challenger
  • Business Air News
  • On 08/16/2021

GE selected to power high-speed VTOL challenger

The high-speed Vy 400 is expected to travel at more than 400 miles per hour, making the journey from Manhattan to Boston in just 36 minutes. It will be powered by a variant of an established GE engine.

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Kaman building new high-speed, vertical-take off aircraft
  • Hartford Business Journal
  • By Zachary Vasile
  • On 08/16/2021

Kaman building new high-speed, vertical-take off aircraft

Bloomfield-based aerospace manufacturer Kaman Corp. has been chosen to build a high-speed, vertical take off-enabled aircraft officials with the project’s contracting company say could revolutionize regional city-to-city travel.

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Transcend Air Selects Manufacturing Partners for Vy 400
  • TransportUP
  • On 08/14/2021

Transcend Air Selects Manufacturing Partners for Vy 400

Transcend Air, maker of the Vy 400 tilt-wing VTOL aircraft, has selected GE Aviation for its turboshaft engine and Kaman Aerospace for its manufacturing partner

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KAMAN
  • Aviation Week
  • On 08/13/2021

KAMAN

KAMAN was selected by Transcend Air to build the Vy 400 High Speed Vertical Takeoff and Landing (HSVTOL) aircraft.

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Transcend chooses Kaman to build Vy 400 VTOL
  • RotorHub
  • By David Rogers
  • On 08/13/2021

Transcend chooses Kaman to build Vy 400 VTOL

Transcend is developing the Vy 400 with the aim of reducing the current time and cost barriers for regional city-to-city travel. The aircraft’s VTOL capabilities will allow it to operate from major city centres, and its anticipated cruise speed of more than 400 miles per hour will mean a journey from Manhattan to Boston, for example, could take just 36 minutes.

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Transcend Air Taps Kaman To Make High-speed VTOL
  • AINonline
  • By Charles Alcock
  • On 08/13/2021

Transcend Air Taps Kaman To Make High-speed VTOL

Kaman has been tapped to manufacture Transcend Air's five-passenger turbine-powered Vy 400 at its plant in Florida to support efforts to bring the tiltwing to market by 2025.

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TRANSCEND AIR SELECTS KAMAN TO MAKE ITS HIGH-SPEED TILTWING
  • FutureFlight
  • On 08/13/2021

TRANSCEND AIR SELECTS KAMAN TO MAKE ITS HIGH-SPEED TILTWING

Transcend Air has selected Kaman Aerospace Group to build its planned Vy 400 tiltrotor. In an August 13 announcement, the U.S. company said that Kaman, which is a very experienced helicopter manufacturer, will make the tiltwing turbine-powered model at its facility in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Kaman Aerospace Group, Inc. selected by Transcend Air to build the Vy 400 High Speed VTOL Aircraft
  • Business Wire
  • By Kaman Corporation
  • On 08/12/2021

Kaman Aerospace Group, Inc. selected by Transcend Air to build the Vy 400 High Speed VTOL Aircraft

Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN) announced today that its subsidiary, Kaman Aerospace Group, Inc., has been selected by Transcend Air Corporation to build the Vy 400 High Speed Vertical Takeoff and Landing (HSVTOL) aircraft.

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Transcend Air selects Kaman Aerospace to build the Vy 400 HSVTOL aircraft
  • Vertical
  • On 08/12/2021

Transcend Air selects Kaman Aerospace to build the Vy 400 HSVTOL aircraft

Kaman Corporation has announced that its subsidiary, Kaman Aerospace Group, Inc., has been selected by Transcend Air Corporation to build the Vy 400 high-speed vertical takeoff and landing (HSVTOL) aircraft. On the day it is certified, the Vy 400 will simultaneously become the world’s fastest helicopter and the world’s fastest single-engine civil turboprop.

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Kaman subsidiary Aerospace chosen by Transcend Air for building aircraft
  • Seeking Alpha
  • By Khyathi Dalal
  • On 08/12/2021

Kaman subsidiary Aerospace chosen by Transcend Air for building aircraft

Kaman (NYSE:KAMN) subsidiary Kaman Aerospace has been selected by Transcend Air Corporation to build the Vy 400 High Speed Vertical Takeoff and Landing aircraft.

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Transcend partners GE Aviation, engine supplier for groundbreaking Vy 400 high speed VTOL
  • Urban Air Mobility News
  • By Chris Stonor
  • On 08/11/2021

Transcend partners GE Aviation, engine supplier for groundbreaking Vy 400 high speed VTOL

Transcend Air Corporation announced this week a partnership with GE Aviation to develop and certify a custom variant of GE’s class-leading CT7-8 turbo-shaft helicopter engine to power the Vy 400 High Speed Vertical Take-off and Landing (HSVTOL) aircraft, reports businesswire.com.

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GE Turboshaft To Power Startup Transcend’s Vy 400 Tiltwing
  • Aviation Week
  • By Graham Warwick
  • On 08/10/2021

GE Turboshaft To Power Startup Transcend’s Vy 400 Tiltwing

General Electric has signed a memorandum of understanding to supply a customized variant of the CT7-8 turboshaft engine to power startup Transcend Air’s planned Vy 400 tiltwing vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft. Under the agreement, GE Aviation will provide six engines to Transcend f

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Transcend Air Enters Agreement with GE Aviation as Engine Supplier for the Groundbreaking Vy 400 High Speed VTOL Aircraft
  • Business Wire
  • By Transcend Air
  • On 08/10/2021

Transcend Air Enters Agreement with GE Aviation as Engine Supplier for the Groundbreaking Vy 400 High Speed VTOL Aircraft

Transcend Air Corporation today announced an agreement with GE Aviation to develop and certify a custom variant of GE’s class-leading CT7-8 turboshaft helicopter engine to power the Vy 400 High Speed Vertical Takeoff and Landing (HSVTOL) aircraft.

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Transcend Air enters agreement with GE Aviation for HSVTOL engines
  • Vertical
  • On 08/10/2021

Transcend Air enters agreement with GE Aviation for HSVTOL engines

Transcend Air Corporation announced an agreement with GE Aviation to develop and certify a custom variant of GE’s class-leading CT7-8 turboshaft helicopter engine to power the Vy 400 High Speed Vertical Takeoff and Landing (HSVTOL) aircraft.

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GE Aviation To Supply Engine To Transcend Air For Vy 400 High Speed VTOL Aircraft
  • Yahoo Finance / Benzinga
  • By Akanksha
  • On 08/10/2021

GE Aviation To Supply Engine To Transcend Air For Vy 400 High Speed VTOL Aircraft

General Electric Company's (NYSE: GE) GE Aviation has agreed with Transcend Air Corporation to develop and certify a custom variant of GE's class-leading CT7-8 turboshaft helicopter engine to power the Vy 400 High-Speed Vertical Takeoff and Landing (HSVTOL) aircraft. Price Action: GE shares closed higher by 2.30% at $106.08.

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Transcend Air Enters Agreement with GE Aviation as Engine Supplier for the Groundbreaking Vy 400 High Speed VTOL Aircraft
  • AVweb
  • By Editorial Staff
  • On 08/10/2021

Transcend Air Enters Agreement with GE Aviation as Engine Supplier for the Groundbreaking Vy 400 High Speed VTOL Aircraft

“We have optimized the Vy 400 design to shatter the current time/cost barriers for regional city-to-city travel,” said Gregory Bruell, Co-Founder and CEO of Transcend Air.

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GE Aviation to supply engine for Transcend’s Vy 400 HSVTOL
  • RotorHub
  • By David Rogers
  • On 08/10/2021

GE Aviation to supply engine for Transcend’s Vy 400 HSVTOL

Transcend Air Corporation and GE Aviation have signed an agreement that will see GE develop and certify a custom variant of its CT7-8 turboshaft helicopter engine to power Transcend’s Vy 400 high-speed vertical take-off and landing (HSVTOL) aircraft.

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Transcend VTOL Aircraft is Changing the Status Quo: City to City Transportation that Works
  • Drone Life
  • By Dawn M. K. Zoldi
  • On 06/18/2021

Transcend VTOL Aircraft is Changing the Status Quo: City to City Transportation that Works

Transcend VTOL Aircraft is Transcending City-to-City Travel Models

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Parking Garages May Soon Become Mini Airports for Electric Air Taxis
  • Robb Report
  • By Michael Verdon
  • On 06/10/2021

Parking Garages May Soon Become Mini Airports for Electric Air Taxis

It’s one thing to build the aircraft. It’s another to have a place to land it.

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U.S. AIR FORCE CONSIDERS VY 400 VTOL AIRCRAFT FOR MILITARY SUPPORT MISSIONS
  • FutureFlight
  • By Charles Alcock
  • On 04/06/2021

U.S. AIR FORCE CONSIDERS VY 400 VTOL AIRCRAFT FOR MILITARY SUPPORT MISSIONS

The U.S. Air Force’s AFWERX program has contracted with Transcend Air to develop its Vy 400 VTOL aircraft for military resupply and casualty evacuation missions.

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AFWERX Invests in Nap of the Earth Flight with Vy 400 VTOL
  • Avionics International
  • By Kelsey Reichmann
  • On 04/06/2021

AFWERX Invests in Nap of the Earth Flight with Vy 400 VTOL

AFWERX is working with Transcend Air through a new contract that will explore “nap of the Earth” flight, whose flights require the aircraft to fly low and follow the contours of terrain as a way of remaining undetected, with high-speed vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft.

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Transcend Air Awarded Key Air Force Project to Develop Simplified Vehicle Operation and High Speed Nap of the Earth VTOL Flight
  • yahoo!finance
  • On 04/05/2021

Transcend Air Awarded Key Air Force Project to Develop Simplified Vehicle Operation and High Speed Nap of the Earth VTOL Flight

Transcend Air today announces it has been awarded an AFWERX Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) research and development contract, in partnership with Auburn University, to develop Simplified Vehicle Operation and flight control laws for high speed VTOL “nap of the Earth” flight with the Vy 400 Vertical Takeoff and Landing aircraft.

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EVTOL Aircraft : Future Of Flight?
  • Rebellion Research
  • By Peter H. Schmidt
  • On 03/29/2021

EVTOL Aircraft : Future Of Flight?

Rebellion Research looks at EVTOL Aircraft with a guest post by Peter H. Schmidt, Transcend Air Corporation's COO!

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Transcend Vy 400 Ranked #1 in 2020 Aerial Urban Mobility Report
  • Abbot Aerospace Canada
  • By Richard Abbot
  • On 12/31/2020

Transcend Vy 400 Ranked #1 in 2020 Aerial Urban Mobility Report

Transcend Air’s Vy 400 once again occupies the top spot as the aircraft program with the highest likelihood of success

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The CEO of air taxi firm Hopscotch Air sees the pandemic as an opportunity to replace airlines as they abandon regional routes – here's how he plans to do it
  • Business Insider
  • By Thomas Pallini
  • On 09/25/2020

The CEO of air taxi firm Hopscotch Air sees the pandemic as an opportunity to replace airlines as they abandon regional routes – here's how he plans to do it

New York's Hopscotch Air is an air taxi firm that seeks to offer a cost-efficient alternative to aircraft charter with piston-powered aircraft. CEO Andrew Schmertz has been using the downturn as a way to reimagine his operation and how air taxis can be used to fill the void left by regional airlines. New travel trends show the wealthy flying more infrequently but also using the air taxis on longer routes as airlines become unreliable.

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Transcend Air’s CEO Greg Bruell and COO Peter Schmidt on eVTOL Insights Podcast
  • eVTOL Insights
  • By Jason Pritchard
  • On 09/03/2020

Transcend Air’s CEO Greg Bruell and COO Peter Schmidt on eVTOL Insights Podcast

The next episode in our podcast series about the eVTOL and urban air mobility markets is now live, and this week’s guests are Greg Bruell and Peter Schmidt from Transcend Air.

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Transcend Air Vy 400 الإقلاع والهبوط العموديان
  • Robb Report Arabia
  • On 07/13/2020

Transcend Air Vy 400 الإقلاع والهبوط العموديان

Best of the Best in Aviation 2020 via Robb Report Arabia

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Flying Taxis Are Coming. Inside the Scramble to Find Them a Place to Land.
  • Robb Report
  • By J. George Gorant
  • On 07/09/2020

Flying Taxis Are Coming. Inside the Scramble to Find Them a Place to Land.

With electric urban aircraft just a few years away, manufacturers are working to figure out how "vertiports" will fit in crowded city centers.

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BEST OF THE BEST - From Innovative Business Jets to Electric VTOLs: The Best Things in Aviation This Year
  • Robb Report
  • By Michael Verdon, Rob Finfrock
  • On 06/15/2020

BEST OF THE BEST - From Innovative Business Jets to Electric VTOLs: The Best Things in Aviation This Year

Aircraft design soared even higher this year. Plus: Rapid innovation in the eVTOL world.

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This startup wants to fly you from Manhattan to Boston in 36 minutes for less than the price of a first-class airline ticket — here's how
  • Business Insider
  • By Thomas Pallini
  • On 04/22/2020

This startup wants to fly you from Manhattan to Boston in 36 minutes for less than the price of a first-class airline ticket — here's how

Aerospace startup Transcend Air is aiming to offer airline-style service between the downtown areas of major cities using vertical take-off and land aircraft. Once in operation, the company is promising 36-minute travel times between helipads New York and Boston for $283 one-way. The company is currently seeking a manufacturer to develop its flagship Vy 400 airliner that will power the service as no planned VTOLs meet the current needs of the company.

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A New Age in Urban Mobility - Peter Schmidt & Mark Ozenick
  • Aerospace Executive Podcast
  • By Craig Picken
  • On 04/16/2020

A New Age in Urban Mobility - Peter Schmidt & Mark Ozenick

Urban Air Mobility is the hot topic in aviation. But what will it entail? On this episode, Peter Schmidt, Co-Founder of Transcend Air Corporation, and Mark Ozenick, CEO of Rotorcraft Newco, discuss what will define Urban Mobility, the technologies required and how Transcend’s Vy400 aircraft design will change market dynamics.

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Transcend Air prepares to open funding round for Vy 400
  • FlightGlobal
  • By Kate Sarsfield
  • On 04/08/2020

Transcend Air prepares to open funding round for Vy 400

Vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft developer Transcend Air is hoping to secure its first round of private investment before year-end, which it says should generate enough funding to build and fly the first full-scale prototype of its six-seat, tiltwing Vy 400 air taxi.

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This VTOL Concept By Transcend Air Will Make Urban Helicopter Commuting Faster And Easier
  • Hong Kong Tatler
  • By Kaitlyn McInnis
  • On 03/23/2020

This VTOL Concept By Transcend Air Will Make Urban Helicopter Commuting Faster And Easier

Helicopter commuting is about to get a whole lot easier—and faster. Transcend Air has announced its latest aircraft will make urban commuting a much more streamlined experience. The new type of aircraft, the VY 400 helicopter, is set to be three times faster than existing aircrafts while boasting a vertical takeoff and landing.

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With 3 Times the Speed, This VTOL Concept Wants to Disrupt the Executive Helicopter Market
  • Robb Report
  • By Michael Verdon
  • On 03/19/2020

With 3 Times the Speed, This VTOL Concept Wants to Disrupt the Executive Helicopter Market

The Vy 400R VTOL claims to have a top speed of 405 mph, range of 450 miles and the ability to do precise, vertical landings in the center of cities. Will it become the go-to aircraft for urban commuters?

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Transcend Refines Design for Intercity VTOL
  • Aviation Week & Space Technology
  • By Guy Norris
  • On 03/12/2020

Transcend Refines Design for Intercity VTOL

Targeting intercity flights with a new generation of vertical-take-off-and-landing (VTOL) aircraft, startup Transcend Air is poised to start subscale flight tests of a revised version of its tiltwing Vy 400.

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Transcend Air Creates a Luxury Edition of the Vy400
  • TransportUP
  • By TransportUP
  • On 01/04/2020

Transcend Air Creates a Luxury Edition of the Vy400

Transcend Air, based in Boston MA, has partnered with design studio Huslig Collective to create custom Reserved Editions of its Vy400 aircraft.

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Luxury Design Goes Vertical
  • Business Wire
  • By Transcend Air
  • On 12/05/2019

Luxury Design Goes Vertical

Transcend Air today announced partnering with renowned VIP aircraft interior design firm Huslig Collective on the luxe Vy 400R VTOL aircraft.

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Transcend Air Will Be Featured at ICAO Innovation Fair
  • TransportUp
  • By TransportUp
  • On 09/21/2019

Transcend Air Will Be Featured at ICAO Innovation Fair

Peter H. Schmidt, co-founder and COO of Transcend Air, will join the ICAO Innovation fair as a featured speaker at the Green Innovation Session to deliver his talk on “A System Approach to Sustainability, Starting Now.” According to the Transcend Air press release, “Transcend Air envisions an all-electric future for aviation, and is plotting a course to get there in sustainable steps starting with today’s technology.”

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TRANSCEND AIR TO BE FEATURED PANELIST AND EXHIBITOR AT THE ICAO INNOVATION FAIR
  • LinkedIn
  • By Transcend Air
  • On 09/20/2019

TRANSCEND AIR TO BE FEATURED PANELIST AND EXHIBITOR AT THE ICAO INNOVATION FAIR

Transcend Air envisions an all-electric future for aviation, and is plotting a course to get there in sustainable steps starting with today’s technology.

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Interview With Transcend Air Founder Peter H. Schmidt
  • Rebellion Research
  • By Rebellion Research
  • On 08/04/2019

Interview With Transcend Air Founder Peter H. Schmidt

Transcend is a product of both founders' visions. Mr. Schmidt labels his as the "airline perspective," while CEO Greg brings the "passenger perspective.” Transcend's COO and CEO are using their career experiences to not only build a successful aircraft and airline, but most importantly, to understand consumer's preferences. The founders estimate that there is a $20 billion market for Transcend's services across major city pairs such as New York and Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco, and Montreal and Toronto.

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[VIDEO] Wisconsin entrepreneur hopes to upend airline industry with Transcend Air
  • CBS 58 WDJT - Milwaukee
  • By Michael Schlesinger
  • On 07/28/2019

[VIDEO] Wisconsin entrepreneur hopes to upend airline industry with Transcend Air

(MILWAUKEE) - As the EAA Airventure flies high in Oshkosh celebrating a half century of all things aviation a local airline company is looking to change commuter travel forever. Transcend Air is hoping to upend the airline industry. Their hope is to develop and operate a small commuter airline service that has no need for major airports. The plan involves small aircraft that can take off and land vertically, therefor able to pick up and deposit passengers in and out of cities. On CBS 58 Sunday Morning, Michael Schlesinger shares how Transcend Air is taking flight.

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Vertically Challenged: 3 serious challenges in the way of VTOL take-off
  • Institution of Mechanical Engineers IMechE .org
  • By Joseph Flaig
  • On 07/01/2019

Vertically Challenged: 3 serious challenges in the way of VTOL take-off

BRS Aerospace, which claims to have saved 401 lives with its rocket-deployed chutes on Cirrus and Cessna small planes, has reportedly partnered with Transcend Air to work on the Vy 400 – a six-seat aircraft they aim to make “the safest VTOL aircraft in history”.

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Still no flying car, but it’s getting closer
  • The Boston Globe
  • By Scott Kirsner
  • On 05/28/2019

Still no flying car, but it’s getting closer

Whether your summer vacation plans involve a trip to Martha’s Vineyard or to Mumbai, a small flock of aviation startups in Massachusetts are thinking about how to get you there faster. Though the state is not an aviation hot spot like California, Texas, or Florida, there are fledgling companies designing business jets that will surpass the speed of sound, and small, helicopter-like craft that would eliminate the headache caused by a Boston-to-New York hop.

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Transcend Air Starts Vertipad Infrastructure
  • TrnasportUp
  • By TransportUp
  • On 05/25/2019

Transcend Air Starts Vertipad Infrastructure

Transcend Air is partnering with Lily Helipads, a current developer of custom helipads based in Indiana. Lily Helipads is dedicated to building helicopter landing pads that are both safe and environmentally friendly. Already, the two companies have begun the design of the new landing pads. They will be placed on the waterfronts of major coastal cities and will include solar power, unique LED lighting for VTOL navigation, heated surfaces to avoid ice build-up, and fluid run-off collection for recycling. The new ‘Vertipads’ will initially be built in Manhattan, Boston, San Francisco and Montreal.

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Transcend Air partners with Lily Helipads to build VTOL landing areas
  • Helicopter Investor | VTOL Investor
  • By Alex Baldwin
  • On 05/22/2019

Transcend Air partners with Lily Helipads to build VTOL landing areas

Transcend Air, The VTOL company that is promising flights from Manhattan to Boston at a price of $283 one-way, has partnered with Lily Helipads to build zero-emission landing areas for its VTOL service. The two companies plan to build several vertipads in areas such as Boston Harbor, the island of Manhattan, Montreal’s riverfront and San Francisco bay.

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US firms plan to build floating landing pads for plane-copter hybrid by 2024
  • Global Construction Review
  • By GCR Staff
  • On 05/20/2019

US firms plan to build floating landing pads for plane-copter hybrid by 2024

Aiming to give travellers an alternative to airports, two US companies, Transcend Air Corporation and Lily Helipads, have teamed up to offer floating landing pads for Transcend’s vertical take-off air taxis, which are in development.

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Transcend Air为空中出租车建造环保的垂直起降飞机停机坪
  • CN Beta
  • By cnBeta.com
  • On 05/18/2019

Transcend Air为空中出租车建造环保的垂直起降飞机停机坪

大约一年前,Transcend Air公司对外宣称其正在研发能够实现垂直起降的六座飞机Vy 400,可以在城市中心实现乘客的运输。现在,这家总部位于波士顿的公司已宣布计划为该飞机打造环保型停机坪。

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Transcend Partnering With Lily on Barge Vertiports
  • AIN
  • By Mark Huber
  • On 05/18/2019

Transcend Partnering With Lily on Barge Vertiports

Transcend Air and Lily Helipads are partnering to build barge-based vertipads adjacent to city centers including Boston, New York, Montreal, and San Francisco. Formed in 2017, Transcend plans to build and fly the $3.5 million, six-seat Vy 400 vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft and launch service in 2024 from markets including Boston and New York.

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Transcend Air and Lily Helipads announce zero-emission landing spots
  • Vertical Magazine
  • By Vertical Magazine
  • On 05/17/2019

Transcend Air and Lily Helipads announce zero-emission landing spots

A network of low-impact vertipads will be located on the water adjacent to city centers, including in Boston Harbor, around the island of Manhattan, on Montreal’s riverfront, and in San Francisco Bay. It is all part of Transcend Air’s plan for sustainable mobility.

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Transcend Air and Lily Helipads team up to build eco-friendly
  • New Atlas
  • By Ben Coxworth
  • On 05/17/2019

Transcend Air and Lily Helipads team up to build eco-friendly "vertipads" for air taxis

It was about a year ago that we first heard about Transcend Air Corporation's Vy 400, a planned vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) six-seater aircraft that will ferry passengers in and out of cities. Now, the Boston-based company has announced plans for floating environmentally-friendly landing pads for the aircraft.

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Zero-Emission Landing Spots Announced by Transcend Air and Lily Helipads
  • AVWeb
  • By AVWeb
  • On 05/17/2019

Zero-Emission Landing Spots Announced by Transcend Air and Lily Helipads

"Transcend Air will address multiple problems involving congestion, traffic, and pollution caused by our current transportation system," said Transcend Air founder and CEO Gregory Bruell. "By bringing vertipads close to travelers, we don't increase airport traffic. And by focusing on a safe and environmentally-friendly landing and takeoff infrastructure, as only Lily can help us provide, we will be creating a more sustainable way to travel."

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[VIDEO] Air taxis? Boston company working to make unique air travel a reality
  • WFXT Boston 25
  • By Evan White
  • On 05/16/2019

[VIDEO] Air taxis? Boston company working to make unique air travel a reality

Boston to New York in less than 40 minutes sounds like a dream, but one local startup is working to make its unique air travel concept a reality. The company, Transcend Air, plans to put air cabs up in Boston, and is determining how much it will cost to take one once they are ready. Transcend Air wants to float a barge off the Fish Pier in Boston's Seaport District, with a helipad on top.

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Zero-Emission Landing Spots Announced by Transcend Air and Lily Helipads
  • LinkedIn
  • By Peter H. Schmidt
  • On 05/16/2019

Zero-Emission Landing Spots Announced by Transcend Air and Lily Helipads

Building on its plan to launch a new class of city to city air mobility, with reduced environmental impact, Transcend Air Corporation and Lily Helipads announce a partnership to build sustainable, zero-emission barge-based landing spots, called “vertipads.” A network of low-impact vertipads will be located on the water adjacent to city centers, including in Boston Harbor, around the island of Manhattan, on Montreal’s riverfront, and in San Francisco Bay.

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Transcend Air Vy 400 Tiltwing VTOL Aircraft City to City Flights
  • Redspan Solutions
  • By Ben Lovegrove
  • On 04/25/2019

Transcend Air Vy 400 Tiltwing VTOL Aircraft City to City Flights

So with a decade of real world experience and the fact that no new regulations are needed, combined with proven technologies and state of the art avionics, the Vy 400 looks set to build an airline to capture $20B of proven U.S. demand.

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BRS Aerospace, Transcend Air Announce Partnership - Goal Is To Make Vy 400 Safest VTOL Aircraft In History
  • Aero-News Network
  • By Aero-News Network
  • On 03/25/2019

BRS Aerospace, Transcend Air Announce Partnership - Goal Is To Make Vy 400 Safest VTOL Aircraft In History

BRS Aerospace, the leading whole aircraft rescue parachute system manufacturer in the world, and Transcend Air Corporation, developer of the Vy 400, a six-seat, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft, today announced a partnership to make the Vy the safest VTOL aircraft in history.

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BRS Aerospace and Transcend Air Partner to Make Vy 400 Safest VTOL Aircraft in History
  • By Press Release
  • On 03/25/2019

BRS Aerospace and Transcend Air Partner to Make Vy 400 Safest VTOL Aircraft in History

Building on the proven benefits of the BRS system, the two companies will apply techniques pioneered by automotive manufacturers that have cut injury rates in half since 1985. Impact energy, already tremendously reduced via parachute descent, will be further absorbed and dissipated through the integrated use of frangible aircraft structure, safely deforming seat supports, and airbags.

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Transcend Air to Use BRS Aircraft Parachute Rescue System
  • TransportUP
  • By TransportUP
  • On 03/24/2019

Transcend Air to Use BRS Aircraft Parachute Rescue System

Why it’s important: By providing a world-renowned safety system to passengers aboard the Vy 400, Transcend Air is improving the public sentiment toward urban air mobility. The confidence that passengers will safely arrive to their location – whether it be for business or personal travel – is paramount, and the BRS parachute system will set a new standard for safety in the urban aviation industry.

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BRS and Transcend Air partner to provide Vy 400 with whole-aircraft parachute
  • Vertical Magazine
  • By Vertical Magazine
  • On 03/22/2019

BRS and Transcend Air partner to provide Vy 400 with whole-aircraft parachute

BRS Aerospace (BRS), a whole aircraft rescue parachute system manufacturer, and Transcend Air Corporation (Transcend Air) — developer of the Vy 400, a six-seat, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft — announced a partnership to make the Vy the safest VTOL aircraft in history.

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BRS Aerospace and Transcend Air Partner to Make Vy 400 Safest VTOL Aircraft in History
  • Business Wire
  • By BRS Aerospace and Transcend Air
  • On 03/21/2019

BRS Aerospace and Transcend Air Partner to Make Vy 400 Safest VTOL Aircraft in History

Building on the benefits of the BRS system, the two companies will apply techniques pioneered by car makers that have halved collision injury rates since 1985.

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States like Pa. need better policy to encourage drone innovation | Opinion
  • Philadelphia Inquirer
  • By Brent Skorup and Trace Mitchell
  • On 03/21/2019

States like Pa. need better policy to encourage drone innovation | Opinion

Firms like Transcend Air, Boeing, and Airbus are building drone-based air taxis for short flights that can take passengers from city centers to major airports in minutes. London and Miami developers are already on luxury high-rises in anticipation of air taxi and drone services.

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VerdeGo Aero™ : Three partnerships to make VTOLs Takeoff
  • Impakter
  • By Alessandro du Besse'
  • On 02/21/2019

VerdeGo Aero™ : Three partnerships to make VTOLs Takeoff

VerdeGo Aero™ has announced they are partnering with Transcend Air to apply VerdeGo’s IDEP™ systems to future versions of Transcend’s Vy 400 aircraft. This will allow Transcend Air to take advantage of developing electric power options, while also benefiting from already-available, traditional turbine power plants.

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The Secret Ingredients for Flying Cars in 2019
  • TransportUP
  • By Editorial
  • On 01/22/2019

The Secret Ingredients for Flying Cars in 2019

The common thread – innovative application of existing technologies.

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These Airline Innovations Will Change the Way You Fly
  • Bloomberg
  • By Nikki Ekstein
  • On 01/18/2019

These Airline Innovations Will Change the Way You Fly

Transcend Air has the same idea. Though it’s not backed by an airline innovation lab, it’s focusing on ultra-short-haul flights between major markets with its four- and five-passenger VTOL planes. They’re testing aircraft now but expect to be flying commercially by 2024.

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[VIDEO] How Transcend Air hopes to shape the future of commuting
  • Today Show
  • By Jack Feeley and Dylan Dreyer
  • On 01/16/2019

[VIDEO] How Transcend Air hopes to shape the future of commuting

Engineers Greg Bruell and Peter Schmidt, founders of Transcend Air, are hoping their five-passenger drone aircraft capable of landing anywhere will eventually make air travel faster and easier from city to city. TODAY’s Dylan Dreyer reports.

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Traffic Stop - VTOL Offers an Alternative for Regional Travel
  • Business Aviation Advisor
  • By Andrew Schmertz
  • On 12/27/2018

Traffic Stop - VTOL Offers an Alternative for Regional Travel

Fortunately a number of aviation companies, ranging from established OEMs to innovative start-ups, are working to make the long-held fantasy of “flying over the traffic” an affordable reality – with the emphasis on “affordable.” Enter the “VTOL”: Vertical Takeoff and Landing Aircraft that are fast, efficient, and almost ready for market.

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Getting Air Taxis Off the Ground: An interview with Greg Bruell of Transcend Air Corporation
  • Vention
  • By Vincent Herman
  • On 11/28/2018

Getting Air Taxis Off the Ground: An interview with Greg Bruell of Transcend Air Corporation

Transcend Air’s Vy 400 is the modern reimagining of a fifty-year-old concept: the vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. Its lightweight carbon-fiber construction will lower operating costs and enhance safety, and it features new advanced avionics and a safety-certified whole-aircraft parachute. The Vy’s tiltwing, fly-by-wire VTOL design makes it three times faster than traditional helicopters, and promises travelers a more affordable and convenient service than conventional airplanes.

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Amazon May Be Up To More Than You Think With Its HQ2 Helipads
  • Forbes
  • By Jeremy Bogaisky
  • On 11/16/2018

Amazon May Be Up To More Than You Think With Its HQ2 Helipads

Amazon may be looking further down the road to the maturation of a wave of electric and hybrid aircraft under development that could enable cheaper, quieter air travel within and between cities for more employees than just its founder and top executives. “Jeff Bezos has his own spacecraft company — of course he’s thinking about the future of aerospace and transportation,” says Peter Schmidt, a former private jet charter executive who’s cofounder of Transcend Air.

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VerdeGo Aero to provide Hybrid-Electric Propulsion Option for Transcend Air Vy 400 VTOL Aircraft
  • LinkedIn
  • By Eric Bartsch
  • On 11/07/2018

VerdeGo Aero to provide Hybrid-Electric Propulsion Option for Transcend Air Vy 400 VTOL Aircraft

Partnership Provides Roadmap to Take Unmatched Turbine-Powered Performance Into an Electric Future - VerdeGo Aero IDEP (Integrated Distributed Electric Propulsion) technology platform to enable Hybrid and Battery-Electric variants of the Transcend Air Vy aircraft family

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VIDEO INTERVIEW - “空中的士”成为现实 不需到机场 纽约飞波士顿只要36 分钟
  • SinovisionNet
  • By Li Zhou
  • On 10/26/2018

VIDEO INTERVIEW - “空中的士”成为现实 不需到机场 纽约飞波士顿只要36 分钟

"Air taxi" becomes a reality, no need to go to the airport, fly New York to Boston as short as 36 minutes

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NYC TO BOSTON IN 36 MINUTES WITH PETER SCHMIDT, COO OF TRANSCEND AIR
  • MarketScale
  • By Elmer Guardado and Emily Rector
  • On 10/09/2018

NYC TO BOSTON IN 36 MINUTES WITH PETER SCHMIDT, COO OF TRANSCEND AIR

PODCAST - Humans found a way to launch other humans through the sky in a metal tube that flies. And yet, everyone dreads the airport and the process of catching a flight. Is it a futile side effect of our air travel? Can we change this? To find out, we sat down with Peter Schmidt, COO and Co-founder of Transcend Air, who says he’s found a way to make business travel feel “awesome” instead of “awful.”

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纽约到波士顿只要36分钟!美国空中计程车即将上线
  • SOHU.COM
  • On 10/09/2018

纽约到波士顿只要36分钟!美国空中计程车即将上线

New York to Boston in 36 minutes! American air taxi is coming online

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You won’t need an airport to board this plane, which will get you from Boston to New York City in 36 minutes
  • Boston.com
  • By Kristi Palma
  • On 10/09/2018

You won’t need an airport to board this plane, which will get you from Boston to New York City in 36 minutes

Say goodbye to runways, too.

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New York to Boston in 36 minutes is set to be a reality
  • Lonely Planet
  • By Sasha Brady
  • On 10/07/2018

New York to Boston in 36 minutes is set to be a reality

Transcend Air wants to get business travellers directly to and from major cities with a new flying taxi service. The Boston-based aviation company is working on the prototype for a six-seater aircraft that will get commuters from New York to Boston (US$283 (€245) one-way) in 36 minutes, from Los Angeles to San Francisco (US$315 (€273) one-way) in 55 minutes and from Montreal to Toronto (US$325 (€282) one-way) in just one hour.

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This Flying Taxi Company Could Offer Flights That Get You From NYC To Boston in 36 Minutes
  • The Travel
  • By Sean Murray
  • On 10/04/2018

This Flying Taxi Company Could Offer Flights That Get You From NYC To Boston in 36 Minutes

Transcend Air is using technology to find efficiency in getting from point A to point B. Rather than going through a crowded airport with incredibly slow service, they want to have a flying taxi that skips the traffic and security checkpoints and just soars through the air until you reach your destination.

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An aviation startup wants to get you from NYC to Boston in 36 minutes
  • New York Business Journal
  • By Anthony Noto
  • On 10/03/2018

An aviation startup wants to get you from NYC to Boston in 36 minutes

A new airline service says it will revolutionize the way people travel.

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New VTOL (Vertical Take Off and Landing) aircraft lets you skip the airport
  • CNN
  • By Stacey Lastoe
  • On 10/03/2018

New VTOL (Vertical Take Off and Landing) aircraft lets you skip the airport

Imagine walking off an airplane and right into your office. No sitting on the runway waiting for a gate to open before you can unbuckle, make a mad dash to grab your carry-on and then wait your turn to disembark. No breathless hustling through the airport's seemingly endless terminal before boarding a shuttle for ground transportation and finally flagging a taxi before the inevitable sitting-in-traffic portion of the journey.

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Flight of Fancy: Is the future of air travel Boston to New York in 36 minutes?
  • Quartz.com
  • By Natasha Frost
  • On 10/02/2018

Flight of Fancy: Is the future of air travel Boston to New York in 36 minutes?

No taxi time, just a six-year wait on takeoff

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VTOL Startup Takes Scheduled-Airline Approach To Short-Haul Market
  • Aviation Week & Space Technology 
  • By Graham Warwick
  • On 09/28/2018

VTOL Startup Takes Scheduled-Airline Approach To Short-Haul Market

Turbine tiltwing VTOL offers door-to-door speed; designed from outset around scheduled services

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Flying taxi to travel from Boston to New York in 36 minutes
  • MassLive.com
  • By Michelle Williams
  • On 09/26/2018

Flying taxi to travel from Boston to New York in 36 minutes

A private transportation company seeks to offer a new form of travel connecting Boston and New York in under an hour.

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Turbine Tiltwing Aimed at Intercity VTOL
  • Aviation Week & Space Technology
  • By Graham Warwick
  • On 09/17/2018

Turbine Tiltwing Aimed at Intercity VTOL

Transcend Air is developing a turbine-powered, tiltwing VTOL for city-center to city-center travel.

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Electric air taxi prototype makes flight debut
  • Newatlas
  • By Paul Ridden
  • On 09/11/2018

Electric air taxi prototype makes flight debut

Short-hop air taxis

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Aerospace Sector Could See Overhaul From Electric Propulsion
  • Aviation Week
  • By Michael Bruno
  • On 08/24/2018

Aerospace Sector Could See Overhaul From Electric Propulsion

Almost 100 electrically propelled aircraft are in development worldwide, with more than half announced since 2017, according to a new analysis of the aircraft electrical propulsion field. What is more, assuming the surge of interest pans out, the implications for airports, airlines, lessors and manufacturers could be significant, consultants Roland Berger say in their latest report.

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Nieuwkomer ontwikkelt zakelijke tiltrotor
  • Piloot & Vliegtuig
  • On 07/26/2018

Nieuwkomer ontwikkelt zakelijke tiltrotor

NEW YORK – De Amerikaanse Transcend Air Corporation is gestart met de ontwikkeling een zespersoons tiltrotor. Deze Air Vy 400 moet vanaf 2024 commuter verbindingen gaan verzorgen tussen zakencentra in grote steden. De Vy 400 zal worden uitgerust met twee 1.700 pk sterke Pratt & Whitney PT6 turbopropmotoren waarmee kruissnelheden tot 405 mph (652 km/h) mogelijk moeten worden bij een vliegbereik van 450 mijl (725 km). Het ontwerp voorziet in de montage van een BRS ballistische reddingsparachute. De titlrotor gaat leeg 2.177 kg wegen en krijgt een nuttige lading van bijna 1.000 kg. Transcend Air opent de orderboeken in 2020 en mikt naar eigen zeggen op het marktsegment waarin nu (VIP ingerichte) helikopters worden ingezet.

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Presentan aeronave que te llevara de LA a San Francisco en 55 minutos
  • López-Dóriga Digital
  • On 07/11/2018

Presentan aeronave que te llevara de LA a San Francisco en 55 minutos

Transcend Air Corporation anunció el desarrollo de un avión de seis asientos de despegue vertical y aterrizaje (VTOL) que espera revolucionar el mundo de la aviación. Se trata del Vy 400, el cual se espera esté listo para el año 2024,. Puede viajar a velocidades de 652 km/h, tres veces más rápido que un helicóptero tradicional, lo que significa que podrá viajar de Los Ángeles a San Francisco en tan solo 55 minutos. Tiene el sistema de navegación denominado fly-by-wire, no se podrá controlar manualmente, sino vía electrónica. Sin embargo los vuelos no serán baratos: los viajes de de Nueva York a Boston, en 36 minutos, costarán 283 dólares, de Montreal a Toronto por 325 dólares en una hora, y de Los Ángeles a San Francisco por 315 dólares.

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Flying taxi could whisk you from New York to Boston in 36 minutes at 405 mph
  • komonews.com
  • By Cover Images
  • On 07/07/2018

Flying taxi could whisk you from New York to Boston in 36 minutes at 405 mph

A flying taxi able to fly you at 405 mph was announced Thursday.

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Transcend Air Introduces Vy 400 VTOL Commuter
  • AVweb
  • By Kate O'Connor
  • On 07/06/2018

Transcend Air Introduces Vy 400 VTOL Commuter

Transcend Air Corporation has announced that it has begun development on a six-seat vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) concept designed to carry business travelers between major cities. The Transcend Air Vy 400 will be a piloted, turbine-powered model intended for four to five passengers. The company has also said it has plans to launch a commuter airline service in early 2024. “This is a necessary and transformative addition to city-to-city transportation options,” said Transcend CEO Greg Bruell. “It solves multiple problems at once: We’ll take cars off congested roads, reduce pollution around airports and lower the cost of air transportation while drastically reducing travel times.” According to Transcend Air, it has built and flown 15 prototype VTOL aircraft since 2009. The company says the tilt-wing Vy 400 will have a range of up to 450 miles and be able to cruise at 405 MPH. It will be powered by Pratt & Whitney PT6 engines and be equipped with a BRS whole-aircraft parachute. The expected useful load for the aircraft is 2,200 pounds. The aircraft weighs 4,800 pounds empty and can carry 960 pounds of fuel. According to the company website, a Vy trip from New York to Boston would take 36 minutes and cost $283 per seat. Transcend Air plans to open the order book for the aircraft in late 2020 at a price of $3.5 million.

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Transcend Air Introduced VTOL Communter
  • San Diego Metro
  • On 07/05/2018

Transcend Air Introduced VTOL Communter

Boston-based Transcend Air Corporation announced that it has begun development on a six-seat vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) concept designed to carry business travelers between major cities.

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