Simon Rooms joins AeroMobil team

Senior aeronautical expert Simon Rooms joins the company as Head of Vehicle Engineering.

Taking on the role as Head of Vehicle Engineering at AeroMobil, Simon Rooms adds a significant level of strategy and leadership to the team’s mounting portfolio of talent. Before coming to AeroMobil, Simon’s business experience spanned over 40 years of mentorship and entrepreneurial business growth beginning in the Royal Air Force and most recently at Sogeclair Aerospace Limited. Having held the titles of: Head of Design Organization, Head of Office of Airworthiness and Structures, Systems and Avionics Compliance Verification Engineer (CVE), he brings all the necessary experience of a senior level aerospace professional to the growing team.

After almost 30 years in the Royal Air Force, where he oversaw operational appointments on numerous aircraft types, training, introduction of airworthiness reviews, and audits, he moved quickly to the private sector. Before arriving at Airbus in 2006, he worked at Gill Airways from 1999-2002, restructuring their engineering department, and consulted from 2002 – 2005 in aerospace, building and management training sectors in NE England.​

Simon then spent several years at Airbus as an engineering consultant to the A350XWB Wing Chief Engineer, whilst also working for Voith Engineering Services Limited as Managing Director. It was during this time that Simon proposed the initial business case to the Voith Board to relocate certain European activities to India, thereby increasing profitability and additionally serving Indian internal markets. He founded the company as a single employee, but built the entire management team and staff to a workforce of 45.​

After leaving Airbus in 2013, Simon worked at Crompton Technology Group for a year continuing to support Airbus by securing the A350 XWB Fuel Pipes contract for his new company. In April 2014, he started at Sogeclair Aerospace Limited, where he Initially was Head of Office of Airworthiness (HoOoA) and most recently served as Deputy (HoOoA). Simon’s successful delivery of major programs and focus on mentorship throughout the years makes his presence at AeroMobil more than welcome.​

Mr. Rooms holds the Order of the British Empire and he is registered with Pan European Engineering Council. He was awarded Chartered status by the Engineering Council and he is also accredited as a Fellow od the Institute of Electrical Engineeers and Royal Aeronautical Society.

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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