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AeroMobil leaves behind a successful year

AeroMobil leaves behind a successful year

Since the introduction of the prototype 3.0 at the prestigious international forums and the successful entry of its first external investor and expansion of the team, AeroMobil readily steps into the next phase of its development. In 2016, Slovakia's flying car awaits several significant moments, which will define the essential industrialization of the project.​

At the beginning of 2015, AeroMobil successfully attracted the attention of visitors and potential customers at the most prestigious supercars show, Top Marques Monaco alongside the prestigious sports vehicles from around the world. Later in June, AeroMobil was presented at the Founders Forum event in the UK, where they caught the attention of many visitors and the Financial Times. In October, the public experienced the prototype at the EXPO in Milan, where it was part of the Slovak exposition.​

Visitors to these presentations, as well as many other events AeroMobil has put on, have concluded that this innovative vehicle has global potential and provides a positive impulse to the slightly conservative automotive and aerospace industry. Renowned magazine, Popular Science, presented AeroMobil with Invention of the Year 2015 award and UK edition od Wired magazine ranked the project among the top 10 rule breakers last year.​

The company also managed in 2015 to increase financial resources by 8,5 million EUR from private and public sources and plans next investment round in 2016.​

AeroMobil’s expanded team is now improving the design and working on a new prototype, which will be subjected to a prescribed test. The smooth running of these processes, the ensured high degree of innovation, and newly recruited experts from the automotive and aerospace industry, will ensure that the next stage of the project moves to a higher level.​

The team this year rose to 30 people, seeing specific strengthening in the technical department. The newly appointed Chief Technical Officer (CTO) is Douglas MacAndrew, who has more than twenty years of rich experience in the automotive industry. His career has developed with companies such as BMW, Land Rover, Jaguar, McLaren and Smith Technologies.​

Additional experts have joined the team to reinforce the department of computational analysis and aircraft structures. Their experience includes, for example, work with bionic structures and additive technology for Airbus. In the field of automotive engineering, AeroMobil's extended team members have worked on innovative technologies for Formula 1, World Rally Championship and Le Mans.​​

About AeroMobil

AeroMobil is a leader in mobility in three dimensions with a vision to liberate personal mobility from the ground and into the skies. AeroMobil develops the most flexible, capable and efficient range of personal aerial vehicles (PAVs) designed for door to door travel in intra and inter-urban environments, reducing congestion and emissions while increasing proximity and convenience for citizens, cities and society. 

AeroMobil is pioneering the development and commercialisation of flying cars, developing cutting edge technology to produce a range of vehicles for short take-off and landing (STOL) and vertical take-off and landing (VTOL). This includes electric propulsion systems, battery technology and control systems for piloted and autonomous flight for transportation on the ground and in the air to support short and longe range personal air travel with eVTOLs. 

AeroMobil adopts an iterative approach to the development of personal air transportation in line with technology readiness, legislation and market acceptance. We believe the future offers unbounded opportunity for air mobility at scale but requires a pragmatic and considered approach to ensure technology and solutions implemented are safe, reliable and effective through partnership and collaboration with regulators, governments and cities to realise the benefits of all. 

The first flying car from AeroMobil provides increased flexibility and versatility for the customer as it combines the best of automotive and aerospace technology into one vehicle while respecting the limits of current technology and the regulatory environment. It is the first step in our journey towards air Mobility-as-a-service (aMaaS) which will make personal transportation vastly more efficient and environmentally friendly by allowing significantly faster door-to-door travel over short and medium distances, and in areas with limited road or public transport infrastructure.

AeroMobil
AeroMobil
Prípojná 5,
821 06 Bratislava
Slovakia