ELECTRO.AERO
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VISION

Every pilot flying electric.
Clean and quiet flight for everyone.

mission

To safely propel sustainable aviation by providing the world’s best electric propulsion systems for light aircraft.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Chairman

Patrick Kedemos is an experienced technology company executive and investment banker.

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CEO

Richard F. J. Charlton has a broad background in aviation, finance, and business, with a focus on strategy and project management.

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CTO

Josh Portlock is a recognised expert in electric aviation technology and innovation leadership, specialising in rapid commercialisation.

ADVISORY BOARD

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Chair

Stephanie Rowland is a specialist in corporate & commercial, and IP & technology law, and is a Partner at Allion Partners law firm.

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TechnOLOGY Advisor

Dr David Warren is a technology visionary, aviation enthusiast, and a co-founder of $4B listed software company Altium Ltd.

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Business Advisor

Shane Crommelin is a business advisor and accountant, the founder of Elevate Accounting, and sits on numerous boards.

 

expert team

Our team are experts in:

  • Aerospace engineering

  • Battery systems

  • Composite manufacturing

  • Digital design

  • Electronics engineering

  • Flight testing

  • General aviation

  • Light sport aircraft

  • Mechatronic engineering

  • Operations management

  • Project development

  • Quality assurance

  • Regulatory approvals

  • Software engineering

  • Testing & validation

  • VTOL development

 
 
 
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RE-INVENTING THE AIRCRAFT ENGINE

Electro.Aero is pioneering the development of electric flight by focusing on the key enabling technology - our Electro.Aero L.E.A.P.™ propulsion system. From our head office and tech lab at busy Jandakot Airport in Perth, Australia, our engineering team is developing propulsion systems for a number of existing and planned designs.

We are already the world's most experienced commercial owner of electric aircraft, having obtained the world's first LSA certification for an electric aircraft in 2017. This real-world experience flying the Pipistrel Alpha Electro has given us a deep understanding of the current and potential performance, usability, and economics of electric aircraft.

 

company MILESTONES

  • 2019 New head office and tech lab commissioned

  • 2018 World's first commercial electric aircraft flights

  • 2017 World's first electric light sport aircraft certified

  • 2016 FlyKart technology demonstrator flown

  • 2014 Company founded by Josh Portlock

 
 
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PARTNERS

 
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Ampaire

Ampaire collaborates with Electro.Aero on a variety of projects, and is an AeroCharger RAPID launch partner.

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Bye Aerospace

Electro.Aero is the official distributor of Bye Aerospace eFlyers 2 and 4, and collaborates on many projects.

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ESAero

Electro.Aero is a development subcontractor to ESAero working on electric aviation technology solutions.

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GoFly

In partnership with Trek Aerospace, Electro.Aero is a Phase 1 and Phase 2 winner of the GoFly challenge.

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NASA

Electro.Aero is a subcontractor for the NASA X-57 Maxwell electric aircraft project.

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Pipistrel

Electro.Aero is an Australian distributor for Pipistrel's electric light aircraft.

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UWA

Electro.Aero has a research and development partnership with the University of Western Australia.

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ZEVA

Zero Emission Vehicles Australia works with Electro.Aero to develop aviation battery management systems.

 
 
 
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our journey

Electro.Aero is a private company incorporated in Australia and is supported by several prominent investors. Investment is not open to the public.