Predictive Cost Analytics for eVTOL Aircraft
Designing for Cost Per Flight Hour Starts with Predictive Power
PRICE Cost Analytics™ is helping Uber and Electric Vertical Take-off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft innovators like Karem Aircraft and Jaunt Air Mobility quickly and accurately predict total life cycle costs. Our exclusive technology enables our customers to design for cost per flight hour while balancing performance factors like safety, noise, reliability, durability, and maintainability. The predictive power of PRICE Cost Analytics™ is helping to make the concept of affordably flying to work or sharing an air taxi a reality—soon!
PRICE® Gets Shout-outs During Uber Elevate Summit 2019
“The honest broker for uncovering affordable flights for eVTOL concepts…”
Jaunt Air Mobility CEO Kaydon Stanzione discusses PRICE Cost Analytics™
Companies in Uber’s Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Supply Chain Use PRICE®
“Affordability is key for Urban Air Mobility, which makes accurate, unbiased cost estimates as essential as safety analysis and performance calculations. PRICE’s tool addresses this need and is versatile enough to use throughout the development process.”
— Ryan Doss, Head of Product & Business at Karem Aircraft
“PRICE Systems is the honest broker for uncovering affordable flights for eVTOL concepts. They have equipped our team with an independent predictive life cycle cost solution required to address the unique features of our compound aircraft.”
— Kaydon Stanzione, CEO at Jaunt Air Mobility
PRICE® eVTOL Team
Our world-class expertise in UAM affordability supports eVTOL development and engineering—backed by over 40 years in aerospace and defense cost estimation and research.
Nate Sirirojvisuth, PhD. | Lead eVTOL Expert
Dr. Nate developed the rotorcraft lifecycle cost model for the U.S. Army’s Future Vertical Lift program.
He has worked closely with many rotorcraft and eVTOL companies to support technology valuation, readiness assessments, and affordability engineering. Dr. Sirirojvisuth has extensive expertise in rotorcraft multidisciplinary design and optimization and a deep knowledge in econometrics and predictive cost analytics. He received a PhD in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.
Melissa Winter | Solution Architect
Melissa works closely with NASA, Uber Air, and UAV manufacturers like General Atomics and Karem Aircraft.
She has over 15 years of experience estimating aerospace and defense projects. Winter is proud evangelist for the evolution of eVTOL technology and is ready for her first Uber Air flight in Los Angeles in 2023. She graduated from California State University, Long Beach, and holds a B.A. in Applied Mathematics and Economics.
Grady Noll | Cost Researcher
Grady is responsible for continually increasing the ‘predictive power’ of the PRICE® Models through research and analysis of aeronautics, space, and defense manufacturing processes, technology, and costs.
He is excited to bring this revolutionary, innovative urban flight technology insights to eVTOL aircraft manufacturers. A graduate of Lehigh University, he holds a B.A. in Industrial and Systems Engineering with a minor in Economics.
PRICE® eVTOL Leadership
Anthony DeMarco | Founder & President
“We are elated to be the cost estimating solution of choice and honest broker, by 3 out of the 6 Vehicle Partners in Uber Elevate’s supply chain. It validates years of cost research and positions us to support the unique aircraft configurations associated with urban air mobility. Uber’s cost-per-flight hour objectives are very challenging, so it is essential that the life cycle cost impact of every air vehicle design decision is modeled and evaluated against the objectives. Our advanced algorithms enable us to model and estimate development, production, operation, and support costs for every conceivable configuration.”
DeMarco has been a pioneer in cost forecasting and analysis technology for decades. PRICE® Systems, a former division of Lockheed Martin, became an independent company in 1998 under his leadership.