Could electric planes be the next big thing for regional and short-haul flights? Ampaire, an innovative aircraft company from Los Angeles, California believes so, and has been working on a project featuring an electric plane with a unique and advanced design.Here’s what CEO and Co-Founder Kevin Noertker has to say about his company and its vision for the future of electric air travel.
We were honored to have Bertrand Piccard the initiator and visionary behind Solar Impulse, the very first airplane capable of flying perpetually without fuel visit with us. It is in his DNA to go beyond the obvious and achieve the impossible as he did with his two round-the-world flights, one in a solar-powered airplane, and before that non-stop in a balloon. Following the success of the first solar flight around the World, the Solar Impulse Foundation has launched the second phase of its action: selecting #1000 solutions that can protect the environment in a profitable way, and bring them to decision makers to encourage them to adopt much more ambitious environmental targets and energy policies. We are hoping to be one of them.
Pictured from left to right: Jason Nimersheim and his son T, Kevin Noertker and the model of our Tailwind Aircraft, Mr. Piccard, Yolanka Wulff, and Mark Bernstein
See our article in Aviation Week written by Graham Warwick - Retrofit Electric
"California's Ampaire is starting out practical for certification efforts .... The company promotes a sleek, ultraefficient concept called the TailWind, but its first electric aircraft will be much more modest and practical."
Ampaire was named top electrification startup by the new mobility challenge at LAComotion with Matt Petersen, CEO of LACI and John Rossant
Cory Combs, Ampaire's CTO presented our vision to students from Valor Academy High School.
"We are so grateful to you for serving as our guest speaker for our Valor Academy HS students this morning! You did a wonderful job highlighting Ampaire, and sharing your own personal journey and career advice. You are such a ROCKSTAR"
November 02, 2017 02:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ampaire, developer of all-electric zero emission airplanes, was honored with the award for top global aerospace startup at the 2017 Hello Tomorrow Global Summit Deep Tech Challenge in Paris on October 27th. Hello Tomorrow, a global non-profit on a mission to accelerate the transfer of breakthrough technologies into real world solutions, selected one winner in each of the ten deep tech tracks from more than 3000 proposals submitted.
Dedicated to solving two of the biggest issues in air travel, cost and impact on the environment, Ampaire is in development of its first zero emission passenger and cargo airplane. The company aims to initially launch a retrofit of a common turboprop followed by pilot tests of all-electric jets incorporating the latest technologies to deliver a smooth, quiet and clean flight.
The Hello Tomorrow honor for technological innovation is based on potential for high impact in industry and societal challenges. “Aviation produces more than 800 million tons of CO2 per year and there is only one real solution to reduce these emissions- electric airplanes,” stated Kevin Noertker, CEO of Ampaire. “Ampaire is preparing to lead the transformation of aviation through zero emission flights and reducing airline costs up to 25%.”
“We are incredibly proud of Ampaire--one of LACI's portfolio companies--for this well deserved recognition in their passionate pursuit of electrification of aviation," stated Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) CEO Matt Petersen. "Zero emissions transportation and goods movement are key to our economy, the environment, and reducing the impact of air pollution on our most disadvantaged communities."
Ampaire’s transition to electric aircraft is supported by significant recent progress in battery and motor technologies. Their innovation is in integrating those emerging technologies to meet mission requirements and enhance aircraft capabilities.
Paris, France (October 26-27th)
Hello Tomorrow has selected the 75 best startups from around the world in 10 industries and Ampaire is an Aerospace track finalist. Hello Tomorrow is a global non-profit on a mission to accelerate the transfer of breakthrough technologies into real world solutions by highlighting, empowering and connecting the most promising deep-tech entrepreneurs across the globe with the right enablers.
COME CHECK US OUT: We will be pitching on October 26th at between 1PM and 2PM Paris time.
Ampaire is proud to announce we are a portfolio company of the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator.
LACI helps promising cleantech startups as they create a green, inclusive economy for Los Angeles and beyond. It is the nation’s #1 cleantech incubator and we are excited to be part of it.