Seeing is Believing:
Transwing Flies at Sea
Read Article by Matthew Graczyk, CEO
What I Learned from Flying the Transwing UAS from the Deck of the USNS Burlington
Read Article by Tim Whitehand, VP Engineering at PteroDynamics
The Future of Commercial
Read Article by Rich Brasel, CRO
20 - 30 knots
Wind Test Flight
Game Changing Autonomous VTOL Systems
PteroDynamics designs superior autonomous VTOL aircraft that fly faster and go farther to reach remote locations without runways, even in harsh conditions.
PteroDynamics is a pioneer in autonomous vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft and inventor of the Transwing VTOL system that overcomes the inherent shortcomings of current VTOL aircraft by combining the speed, range, endurance, and payload capacity of a fixed-wing airplane with superior VTOL performance in a simple, efficient autonomous UAS platform.
Success Through Rapid Design, Build, Test
First flight of 1st Generation Transwing® Aircraft (4-ft wingspan)
Filed for first patent
First flight of 2nd Generation Transwing® aircraft (12-ft wingspan)
Closed first round of financing
Development of 3rd Generation Transwing® aircraft (6-ft wingspan)
First patent granted
First flight of 3rd Generation Transwing® aircraft
Closed first venture capital financing
Development of 4th Generation Transwing® aircraft (13-ft wingspan)
Awarded Navy contract for 4nd-generation Transwing® aircraft
First flight of 4th Generation Transwing® aircraft
First delivery on Navy contract
Closed on 2nd venture capital financing
Awarded Air Force contract for 4th Generation Transwing® aircraft
In development of 5th generation Transwing® aircraft (21-ft wingspan)
Expansion to commercial markets
PteroDynamics’ unique Transwing® autonomous vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) system overcomes inherent shortcomings of other VTOL designs by combining the speed, range, and endurance of fixed-wing aircraft with superior VTOL performance in a simple, highly efficient autonomous platform.
The Transwing platform is protected by four granted and 15 pending patents in 11 jurisdictions around the world.
The highly efficient Transwing design is unlike any other VTOL system. It performs like a great fixed-wing aircraft with superb VTOL capabilities.
Transwing aircraft unfold their wings to transition smoothly and quickly between vertical and horizontal flight. The astounding elegant simplicity and energy efficiency deliver key performance advantages.
Superior range and endurance
Faster cruise speeds and climb performance
Outstanding VTOL stability and gust tolerance
Smaller operational ground footprint
Optimized for Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability
Dihedrally-Folding Wing System Is the World’s Most Efficient VTOL Design
Exceptional fixed-wing capabilities (speed, range, and endurance)
Low-drag, traditional airplane configuration
Unused propellers can be feathered and folded
Common propulsion system for all modes of flight
Smooth and flat trajectory
Dynamic energy management
Controllable through all flight phases of transition, enabling climbing, descending, and turning transitions
Small footprint for VTOL
Stored fully assembled
No launch/recovery equipment
Integrated landing gear
Excellent gust tolerance
High thrust/weight ratio
PteroDynamics develops solutions that enable government and commercial operators to unlock greater value by automating time-sensitive delivery of high-value, mission-critical cargo to hard-to-reach places with no runways that otherwise would require manned aircraft or alternative solutions at significant expense.
Defense: Shore to ship, ship to shore, ship to ship
Commercial: Commercial shipping, oil and gas rigs, offshore wind farms
Delivery of critical supplies to remote locations not accessible by road or airstrips
Defense: Army, Marines, Navy resupply and critical repair
Commercial: Mining, oil and gas, research
Regular, autonomous inspection of rail and energy infrastructure and military ISR missions
Defense: Fixed payloads and sensors in contested environments
Commercial: Rail, oil and gas, power grid transmission lines
Long-range surveillance in support of law enforcement and public agencies
Government: Surveillance and reconnaissance over large geographies
Team + Leadership
The PteroDynamics Dream Team: A Synergy of Talent, Leadership, and Partnerships
The PteroDynamics team boasts an exceptional roster of professionals who have not only honed their skills in the industry but also have a proven track record of working seamlessly together. This cohesive dynamic is a driving force behind the company's innovative spirit and remarkable progress.
At PteroDynamics, we believe that our success lies in the hands of extraordinary individuals who share our vision for revolutionizing the future of aviation and logistics. We're on a mission to transform the way we deliver valuable ISR services and mission critical cargo around the world with our groundbreaking Transwing vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) technology, and we're looking for talented, passionate, and driven team members to join us on this incredible journey.
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