AeroMobil partners with leading global accelerator Starburst

AeroMobil, the leading flying car designer, announced a partnership with Starburst.Aero the largest aerospace accelerator in the world.

In line with its strategy to become a major player in personal aerial vehicles for Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) AeroMobil has signed an agreement with Starburst.Aero, a world-leading accelerator for aerospace start-ups backed by multiple aerospace companies. Starburst.Aero initially worked with AeroMobil at the 2017 Paris Air Show, inviting it to its exclusive exhibition the Paris Air Lab, which profiled innovations in aeronautics, aerospace and digital technology.  Now AeroMobil will collaborate with Starburst.Aero to seek investment and partnership opportunities to address the growing opportunities for on-demand personal transport business models. 

“Having seen the buzz around AeroMobil at this year’s Paris Air Show it is clear customers, partners and investors are all very excited about the potential of its flying car,” said Francois Choppard, CEO, Starburst.Aero.  “At the Accelerator, we envisage a radically different view of personal transport in the future and AeroMobil is exactly the type of company we want to work with.  They have a strong vision, the technology expertise and senior leadership, which is critical if such a ground-breaking innovation is going to attract the right partners and investors.”

Having introduced the latest model of the AeroMobil flying car the company is now prepared to test the vehicle further in the forthcoming months. The newest model will provide a platform to learn and generate data to enhance the vehicle’s capabilities also in Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS). This reflects the growing consensus across the aerospace and automotive industries, which recognises that mobility is being turned into a service to improve traffic flow, safety, and environmental performance. ABI Research forecasts global MaaS revenues will exceed $1 trillion by 2030[1] and its disruptive impact on traditional transportation modes will be driving significant investment from major players across the entire transportation industry.

“We are delighted to be working with Starburst.Aero, as its expertise in aerospace innovation, will help us to explain our Mobility as a Service proposition to the aviation industry,” said Juraj Vaculik, CEO, AeroMobil. “We are at one of those truly exciting moments when technology is blurring the lines between what is a car and what is a plane. We know that both aerospace and automotive companies are seeking to establish a foothold in this sector and we are confident that working with Starburst we can demonstrate how we can help these industries articulate a credible vision of Mobility-as-a-Service.”

About Starburst.Aero

Starburst is an international accelerator which provides access to seed funding from the top business angels and venture capital firms dedicated to aerospace, defense, and security as well as access to the largest aerospace group stakeholders to get start-ups their first 1m$ contract. Starburst provides support on growth strategy: market sizing, business cases and new product go-to-market coupled with innovation performance based on the “innovation engine” model relying on all aspects of the organization. http://starburst.aero/#about

[1] https://www.abiresearch.com/press/abi-research-forecasts-global-mobility-service-rev/

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.

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