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A New Age in Urban Mobility - Peter Schmidt & Mark Ozenick

April 16, 2020

Urban Air Mobility is the hot topic in aviation. But what will it entail? 

On this episode, Peter Schmidt, Co-Founder of Transcend Air Corporation, and Mark Ozenick, CEO of Rotorcraft Newco, discuss what will define Urban Mobility, the technologies required and how Transcend’s Vy400 aircraft design will change market dynamics.

The right aircraft lets us break through the barriers of congestions choking the growth of transportation, by moving the transportation resource closer to the demand. -Peter Schmidt 


Takeaways + Tactics 


The conventional mode of air travel conflicts with what future markets will need. Peter Schmidt and Mark Ozenick share what the next evolution of air travel is and how it meets this demand. 


Listen to the full episode to learn about:

  • The technology and performance features that have set the Vy400 up for success
  • Why urban air mobility works well for travelers and operators alike 

How the waves of economic innovation have developed in urban mobility


Guest Bios 

Peter Schmidt is the COO & Co-Founder at Transcend Air Corporation

Mark is the Chairman and CEO of Rotorcraft NewCo, Inc.


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Co-founder and Managing Partner for Northstar Group, Craig is focused on recruiting senior level leadership, sales and operations executives for some of the most prominent companies in the aviation and aerospace industry. Clients include well known aircraft OEM’s, aircraft operators, leasing / financial organizations, and Maintenance / Repair / Overhaul (MRO) providers. 


Since 2009 Craig has personally concluded more than 150 executive searches in a variety of disciplines. As the only executive recruiter who has flown airplanes, sold airplanes AND run a business, Craig is uniquely positioned to build deep, lasting relationships with both executives and the boards and stakeholders they serve. This allows him to use a detailed, disciplined process that does more than pair the ideal candidate with the perfect opportunity, and hit the business goals of the companies he serves.