Engineering team of AeroMobil grows stronger with Mark Leaity

AeroMobil welcomes Dr. Mark Leaity – Chief Engineer of Structures to the team as one of the growing number of seasoned mechanical engineers to join the roster.

Mark’s background is in structural engineering, specializing in composite materials in a range of sectors including aerospace, marine and automotive, he will be influential in continuing to refine AeroMobil’s design and aviation capabilities. Having had 25 years of structural engineering in his portfolio, Mark’s impact will provide extensive understanding in an array of management settings involving conceptual design, metallic and polymer composite structures and stress analysis. 

With noteworthy technical achievements across multiple aerospace manufacturers, including BAE Military Aircraft, Airbus, Bombardier Aerospace and Rolls-Royce Aero Engines, and a wider spread of blue-chip clients such as Network Rail, Aircraft Carrier Alliance, Lockheed-Martin and QinetiQ, Mark will share the responsibility of ensuring structural integrity for the AeroMobil design. His contribution will be heavily focused on regulating that the vehicle is fully air and road worthy, a first in aerospace and automotive history.

Mark’s career began in the early 90’s after obtaining his Ph.D. in Mechanical Properties of Polymer Composites. His first placement was with Airbus where he went straight into a management role overseeing A300 wing worthiness and repair. Over his career, Mark often lead teams managing projects concerning the conceptual design, advanced composite material, and quality assurance. He comes most recently from being the owner of his consultancy firm MarkAero Limited and in addition to his aerospace experience, has engineered structures as diverse as a solar racing car, a polymer composite footbridge, a tidal turbine through to the BAR Americas Cup Yacht.

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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