Regional travel is ripe for reinvention. Options for journeys up to a thousand miles are far from ideal, limited to slow travel on the ground and air service consolidating to large hubs. As a result, door-to-door times have not improved for decades, and the only alternative, high-speed rail, is limited by heavy capital needs for a few dense corridors.
ZUNUM Aero aims to change that.
Founded in 2013 by tech industry veteran Ashish Kumar and aerospace engineer Matt Knapp, the company is developing a family of commercial hybrid-to-electric aircraft for regional air service. ZUNUM aircraft are designed to light up thousands of regional airports that are largely unused today, bringing high-speed travel to every community.
On December 12, Ashish Kumar will speak with us about disruptive green technologies in the transportation industry, especially air travel.