AeroG Aviation filed a U.S. patent application on August 20, 2020.
AeroG Aviation is developing both their UV-4 unmanned eVTOL cargo aircraft and aG-4 Liberty passenger eVTOL aircraft, which began as a research project at Bergen Community College in New Jersey. The design for this shows either hybrid- or all-electric power driving tilting ducted fans. In 2019, the company applied for a patent covering its proposed propulsion system.
As of February 2020, both aircraft are still in the early stages of design work and AeroG Aviation's CEO Joseph Mattern told FutureFlight that the company is open to offers from larger companies to acquire its technology.
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AeroG Aviation is a small, privately-owned company that has been working on eVTOL designs since 2015 when the founder Robert Gomez was at Bergen Community College in New Jersey.
In February 2020, a newly appointed CEO launched efforts to seek investors to support the program or purchase the company's intellectual property for $5 million. AeroG has several patents pending for its designs. In August 2020, the company filed a patent application covering the design and technology for its planned aircraft. Without funding, there seems to be little prospect of taking the aircraft to market.
The UV-4 is an unmanned cargo-carrying eVTOL aircraft. It is being developed with either electric or hybrid-electric power for four electric motors, and with ducted fans for vertical lift and propellers for the cruise phase of flight. It will feature a ballistic parachute.