Verdego Aero originally formed to make its own eVTOL, but has now transitioned into creating customized propulsion systems for eVTOL aircraft of different kinds. Verdego is one of the only existing companies that creates custom IDEP (integrated distributed electric propulsion) systems for eVTOL OEM's, and is founded by Erik Lindbergh, grandson of Charles Lindbergh.
Stage of Development
Aircraft Type: VTOL with fixed wing; Intercity
Powerplant: Onboard generator – liquid fuel
Range: 20-40 miles
Top Speed: 150 mph
Propeller Configuration: 8 electric motors driving independent rotors
Passenger/Payload Capacity: 2; 500 lb useful load
Autonomy Level: Piloted with Semi-Autonomy
Our Take on Verdego
While young, VerdeGo has a very competent leadership team with well-formulated designs. The company was founded in 2017 and is located in Daytona, Florida, an advantageous location for aerospace development. Over the past three years, VerdeGo has formed multiple key partnerships and has conducted extensive research with key industry players. Now that VerdeGo has transitioned away from developing its Aero PAT200 to become an IDEP provider, the company has made impressive progress on its electric propulsion technology, and is well-situated to become a major supplier for IDEP in the growing aerial mobility industry. VerdeGo's strategy will allow for companies to specialize and provide systems to be integrated in eVTOLs similar to the current supply-chain structure of the aerospace industry.