Edison Aerospace is an American company applying modern technology to move Agriculture into the 21st Century
Edison Aerospace is the first company in the world that will upgrade the airplanes used by spray operators to let them do a better job at a lower cost, while keeping them safe from the dangers they face daily. Edison provides a complete package that let’s the operator work all day long using the Ground Control Station.
Heavy1 - a 200 gallon capacity, the first of its size, to remove the pilot from the cockpit and cut operating costs by switching from a turbine to electric power. With a wingspan of 40’ and a MTOW of 3,000lbs, the Heavy1
So how does the Edison aircraft work?
We combine original design and off-the-shelf components to bring you a cost-effective replacement for your current spray aircraft.
From our CEO
Our goal is nothing less than to replace every single turbine and piston Ag spray aircraft with one of our electric models. Our spray operators and pilots deserve nothing less than to operate more profitable, cleaner, safer, and more efficient spray aircraft! It's about time they've been liberated from dependence on foreign oil as well!
CEO, Edison Aerospace Inc
Gene AvakyanPRESIDENT/CEO AND CO-FOUNDER
Chief engineer, Aerospace Engineering and MBA degrees. Head of Edison Aerospace and hands-on designer and builder of the Edison product line.
Victoria UnikelVICE-PRESIDENT AND CO-FOUNDER
Head of marketing and supply chain management; celebrity and public persona. Extensive marketing and importing experience.
Investor relations and legal advisor. Partner in well-established Los Angeles legal practice.
Dr. Thomas De La Garza Lieutenant Colonel (Retired)ADVISOR
Decorated US Army officer and PhD with 28 years experience in multi domain and special operations. Most recently served as Air Domain Chief in NORAD Joint Operations Center.
Prof. Yong HouTEAM PARTNER
Materials research engineer at ND Institute of Energy Studies. Theoretical and applied domain expertise in energy storage and delivery systems.
Prof. Leon SchumacherRESEARCH PARTNER
Ph.D., NDSU Chair of Dept. of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. Edison will work with Dr. Schumacher and his department to test aircraft spray performance and operation.
Prof. William DevenportRESEARCH PARTNER
R&D Director of VT Stability Wind Tunnel, Virginia Tech. Prof Devenport’s team will be retained at the Stage II test cycle for wind tunnel testing of airframe.
Asst Prof. Samik BhattacharyaRESEARCH PARTNER
Ph.D., University of Central Florida - CFD (computational fluid dynamics) analysis of airframe.
Asst Prof. Michael KinzelRESEARCH PARTNER
University of Central Florida - FEA (finite element analysis) and CFD analysis of flight structures.
Commercialization Specialist, University of North Dakota. Key business development member of the extended team.