On Nov. 6, VerdeGo Aero, headquartered in the Research Park at the Daytona Beach campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, announced that it would be providing its Integrated Distributed Electric Propulsion (IDEP) technology platform to enable future hybrid and battery-electric variants of the Transcend Air Vy 400 aircraft. “VerdeGo Aero’s IDEP systems are a modular set of battery-electric and hybrid-electric propulsion components that are under development to support a wide array of VTOL aircraft and mission profiles,” the company stated. Later in November, VerdeGo announced a partnership with Seyer Industries to build a world-class supply chain to manufacture VerdeGo’s IDEP hybrid-electric powertrain systems. Seyer is a third-generation family-owned business founded in 1957 that specializes in aerospace structural assemblies. Seyer serves as a supplier to both commercial and defense manufacturers, as well as a supplier directly to the US Department of Defense.