PteroDynamics is a company that develops and manufactures aircraft that are designed for distance. The company was founded in 2017 in Ventura, California, United States. The company was founded by Val Petrov.
PteroDynamics has designed a vertical takeoff and landing aircraft design that is optimized for speed, distance, and payload capacity. The aircraft that the company designed relies on a multi-rotor configuration that transitions between a multi-rotor and a fixed wing configuration by using an articulation mechanism and requires a fraction of the aircraft's weight. The company looks to impact the aviation industry and provide drone delivery, air taxis, and personal flying transportation services.
The wings on the aircraft perform a folding transition while in flight due to a proprietary wing joint that is unique in the aerodynamics industry. The same wing joint allows the aircraft to configure into a road driving vehicle. PteroDynamics primary missions include carrying cameras and sensors in a fixed orientation.
The company aims to have the aircraft travel safely, fly further, faster, and longer with heavy payloads.