Transforming Regional Travel With 100% Electric Aircraft
Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, USA
Grand Ballroom C
11:40 - 12:00
Ampaire is developing electric aircraft and is beginning with a powertrain that will be used to convert existing aircraft to electric propulsion. Our first product is an electric powertrain to replace common turboprop engines in 9 to 19 passenger airplanes. We are an engineering company, developer of IP, and integrator of technologies. We are benefitting from the commoditization of underlying technology in batteries and motors and are incorporating these technologies into our unique system architecture.
In order to achieve this, we've made key innovations linked to the integration of the motor and battery technology into the aircraft. This includes unique solutions for battery cooling and safety, as well as battery swapping. By focusing on our first product, we are strategically positioning ourselves for scalability as technology improves by aligning our roadmaps for applicability to larger aircraft.
Speaker Biography (Cory Combs)
Cory Combs is the Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Ampaire Inc. After receiving his bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, Cory worked in advanced R&D at Northrop Grumman, including work on a number of X-planes. He later shifted to working in the clean tech startup space researching novel pollution reduction/energy efficiency technologies across multiple industries. Ampaire is the convergence of Cory's work on EV and aircraft technologies, and he is excited to be a part of making commercial electric aircraft a reality.
Company Profile (Ampaire)
Ampaire Inc. is developing high performance, all-electric aircraft. By starting with a powertrain that will convert existing airframes to electric propulsion, Ampaire will enable commercial passenger and cargo flights with 9-19 seat aircraft to be flown electric within three years. Our crewed experimental demonstrator aircraft is in ground testing and will fly in Q4 of 2018. Founded in March 2016, Ampaire is currently located in Los Angeles, CA.