The Future of Advanced Air Mobility

AeroG Aviation is developing the UV-4 unmanned eVTOL cargo aircraft, which began as a research project at Bergen Community College in New Jersey. However, its primary project is the Ag-4 passenger vehicle. The design for this shows either hybrid- or all-electric power driving tilting ducted fans.  In 2019, the company applied for patents covering it's 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.

Outlook

Our objective assessment of this program’s probable success.

FutureFlight assesses the probability of success for a new aircraft program by considering the following criteria:

  • Total investment funds available in proportion to the anticipated cost of getting an aircraft certified and in service
  • A company’s in-house capability (in terms of numbers of engineers, technical staff, and customer support teams)
  • The past experience of the company and its senior leadership in developing aircraft
  • The caliber and past experience of key program partners
  • Whether key aircraft systems have been selected and are available for use
  • Whether the preliminary design review has been completed
  • Whether the design for the full-scale prototype has been completed
  • Whether the type certification process has been formally initiated with an appropriate regulator
  • Whether the company has achieved a first flight with a full-scale prototype
  • The number of hours logged in a flight test program
  • Whether type certification has been achieved
  • The number of orders and commitment received for the aircraft
  • Whether the company has adequate facilities to begin series production of the aircraft
Our Methodology

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. Without funding, there seems to be little prospect of taking the aircraft to market.

AeroG eVTOLs Models

UV-4 Specifications

autonomous vtol Lift + Cruise

Performance

  • Passenger Capacity
    n/a
  • Range
    n/a
  • Cruise Speed
    322 mph
  • Powerplant Type
    ducted fan
  • Power Source
    hybrid_fe
  • Endurance
    n/a
  • Max Altitude
    n/a
  • Takeoff Distance
    n/a
  • Landing Distance
    n/a
  • Empty Weight
    10,320 lb
  • MGTOW
    12,500 lb
  • Payload Weight
    2,000 lb

Dimensions

  • Length
    41 ft
  • Width
    n/a
  • Height
    18 ft
  • Wingspan
    49 ft

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.

Key Personnel

Robert Gomez

Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Founder

Joseph Erik Mattern

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)