Kate Gundry, Pluck PR
Founded in 2019 by a team who worked together on the Airbus Vahana program.
Headquartered in the SF Bay Area.
Early stage (funding will be disclosed at a future date).
What do you do?
We’re building the first electric aircraft for passengers and middle-mile logistics.
- Manned aircraft with one pilot that carries cargo or passengers.
- Electric aircraft are coming, and Airflow is the best way to get you there first.
- Airflow provides a solution for sustainable aviation.
Why is this special?
Electric propulsion allows us to design and build aircraft with capabilities unmatched by conventional airplanes. Our blown-wing technology brings those advantages to market first.
Who is behind this?
A team from the former Airbus Vahana eVTOL program decided there was a better way to bring electric aircraft to market and started a company to develop eSTOL aircraft. The team is passionate about expanding aviation’s benefits to the world and has deep experience in aerospace and technology development. The founding team includes members with over 60 years of aerospace experience whose backgrounds include companies like Airbus, Eclipse Aviation, Northrop Grumman, Uber Elevate, Airware, and Scaled Composites. The founding team is:
Marc Ausman, Co-founder & CEO. Chief Strategist on the Airbus Vahana program. Formerly COO at Yuneec, President at Vertical Power, Board member at Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), Director at Eclipse Aviation, and Naval Aviator at US Navy. MBA, UT Austin. BS, Cal Poly.
Peter Kalogiannis, CTO & Co-founder. Aircraft Integration and Test Lead on the Airbus Vahana program. Formerly Sr. Flight Test Engineer at Uber Elevate, Director at Skyryse, Project and Flight Test Engineer, Scaled Composites. MS Electrical Engineering, BS Computer Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Don Fung, Co-founder. Flight Software Engineer on the Airbus Vahana program. Formerly Flight Controls Engineer at Northrop Grumman. BS, Aerospace Engineering, UCLA.
Geoffrey DuBridge, Co-founder. Senior sub-scale vehicle engineer on the Airbus Vahana program. Senior integration engineer on the Airbus Vahana program, UAV Systems engineer at Airware. BS Aerospace Engineering, UC Irvine
Robbie Bunge, Co-founder & Flight Controls Consultant. Head of Flight Controls, Flight Software and Sub-scale Vehicles on the Airbus Vahana program. PhD, MS, Aeronautics & Astronautics, Stanford.
What does eSTOL and eVTOL mean?
eSTOL (electric Short Take-Off and Landing) These are fixed-wing aircraft designed to take off and land on very short runways, fields, roads, beaches, and other rugged terrain. Pronounced “e-stole.”
eVTOL (electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing) These are aircraft that take off vertically like a helicopter, then transition to flying like an airplane, then transition back to land like a helicopter. Pronounced “e-vee-toll.”
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