The Problem We're Solving
Cargo Delivery to Remote Locations with Limited Infrastructure
In places with undeveloped, limited, or damaged infrastructure, time-critical transportation of cargo can be extremely difficult, risky, expensive, and slow.
Commercial and Industrial
Truck deliveries affected by available routes, speed limits and road conditions
Trips limited by driver availability
Average road delivery round trip of 7 hours
Emergency or time-sensitive parts delivery and routine resupply
Military and Defense
Helicopter deliveries costly and vulnerable
Limited by equipment and pilot availability
Often requires hub and spoke staging operations
Special Ops resupply
Medical and Humanitarian
Road deliveries are slow and often impossible
Helicopters expensive and staff and fuel intensive
Hub and spoke distribution often results in inventory imbalances
Delivery of water, tents, medicines, building materials
The Market is ready for Disruption
With significantly lower capital and operating costs, greater routing flexibility straight to the point of need, and just-in-time delivery capability, we reduce reliance on operators and maintenance personnel, providing reliable transportation regardless of infrastructure.
Typical Hub Logistics
Multiple disrtribution points before arriving at the point of need
Aergility Distributed Logistics
Point-of-supply direct to point-of-need
Autonomous Cargo UAVs
Aergility ATLIS CARGO UAV
|Max Speed, Vh||115 mph||185 kmh|
|Cruise Speed, Vh||100 mph||160 kmh|
|Range*||200-600 mi||320-960 kmh|
|Takeoff/Landing Distance||0 (vertical)|
|Gross Takeoff Weight||800 lbs||363 kg|
|Empty Weight||400 lbs||181 kg|
|Useful Load*||250-350 lbs||113-159 kg|
* Payload of 400 lbs gives useful load/range of 350 lbs/200 mi to 250 lbs/600 mi
Dual Communication Buses
Controller Safety-Constrained Flight Envelope
Autonomous delivery, straight to the point-of-need
Longest multirotor range in the world
Lowest operating cost of any aerial cargo vehicle
High maneuverability and operating speed
Patented Technology and Hybrid Design
Union of Two Flight Technologies
Multirotors have powerful and lightweight electric motors… but these aircraft use battery power for both forward flight AND lift. Due to the weight of the batteries required to keep them in the air, multirotors have limited range and poor payload efficiency.
Unlike a helicopter, a gyrocopter uses an unpowered rotor. A pusher prop gives the vehicle forward motion, and airflow rotates the rotor, providing lift, a concept know as autorotation.
Like a multirotor, powerful electric motors are used for vertical take off and landing,and like a gyrocopter, in forward flight. Our rotors provide lift via autorotation.
With Managed Autorotation, power can be adjusted to maneuver the aircraft or recharge the batteries in-flight. Thanks to the gas-powered pusher prop, we achieve many times the range of a multirotor, reducing need for heavy batteries.
Patented Managed Autorotation technology
Blended gas-electric design
State-of-the-art ground control
Integrated cargo handling system
Simulator and Static Tests
Thousands of hours have gone into refining our design over the past 3 years, through dozens of iterations and innovations, using a simulator to validate new ideas. From there we progressed to a static testing rig to test motors, speed controllers, and propellers
Our quarter-scale ATLIS prototype has been constructed and flight-tested at quarter-scale in order to validate and build upon all simulator testing
Real World Solutions
Time-Sensitive Mine Deliveries
Trucks deliver goods across winding roads
Thousands of trips annually
Aerial routes cut distance traveled by 30%
Reduced risk of human error
Lower cost and faster delivery speed
Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief
Four Blackhawks fly 369 flight hours across 216 missions in 30 days
Helicopters deliver 400k+ lbs (180k+ kg)
Eight ATLIS aircraft each fly 10 sorties a day
Cargo delivered directly to points of need
Aergility delivers 480k+ lbs (215k+ kg) in 15 days
2X delivery at less than half the cost
VTOL UAV Market - Useful Load and Range
Significantly lower capital and operating costs
Greater routing flexibility straight to the point of need
Just-in-time delivery capability
Reduced hub-and-spoke distribution infrastructure
Faster response time on urgent deliveries
Sequential sortie capability when additional cargo needed
Reduced reliance on drivers, pilots and specialized maintenance personnel
Higher assured delivery across damaged or unpassable roads
Leadership and Success in Business and Technology
Jim Vander Mey
Jim has been the founder and CEO of two successful technology startups funded by major venture firms and strategic partners, and has served on numerous company and organization governing boards.
After time in academia as a professor of Computer Science at two Big 10 universities, Jim embarked on a prolific career of multidisciplinary product design, with patents / patents pending in computer architecture, data communications, optics, solar energy, spread spectrum technology, and aeronautics.
CO-Founder, VP R&D
Larry is an experienced leader in managing advanced technology research and development with over 100 US patents.
As Senior Director for Qualcomm Atheros / Intellon Corporation, he managed the development of multiple generations of the HomePlug powerline technology. Founder of startup in 1984 that grossed $44M (in 2018 dollars) the second year in business.
Larry holds a commercial pilot’s license and has over 40 years of flying experience.
Tim Vander Mey
Chief Design Engineer
Tim has over 30 years of experience in electronic and mechanical design. He has led design efforts in factory automation, high speed communication and signal processing, RF and high speed analog, power electronics and magnetics, motor control, structural design, thermal management, LIDAR vision systems, and numerous other technologies.
Tim also holds patents in a variety of diverse fields, including digital signal processing, VTOL aircraft design, and cancer treatment.
Robrady - Industrial Design
Zivko Aueronautics - Prototype Build and Manufacturing
Watts Innovations - Flight Testing
We are based out of Dunnellon, FL with most of our flight testing being performed in Summerfield, FL