We have more experience in manned electric flight than most others worldwide. With aEro 1, we've shown that we have what it takes to bring an electric aircraft into the air. We aren’t waiting for technology to improve and catch up with our designs - instead we’re designing fast, safe aircraft with today’s state of the art.
With over 30 years of experience in Swiss commercial helicopter operations, we understand the real world requirements of VTOL aircraft. Our engineering team with years of aircraft construction experience is building aircraft for rugged operation in harsh environments. Our patented combination of proven aerodynamic concepts with the latest technology makes our aircraft rock solid with unparalleled performance.
Dominique has extensive aviation and engineering experience. Dominique is a World Cup Champion in paragliding aerobatics and a Red Bull competition Pilot. Dominique is widely recognized as being the inventor of many of today’s aerobatic maneuvers whereby he was inspired by his close friendship with the world renowned Red Bull Pilot, Hannes Arch. A passion for paragliding and aerobatic flight, Dominique developed and tested more than a dozen paragliders. Dominique thus brings considerable expertise and experience in the area of flight static, aerodynamics, flight-testing and system integration - especially for “man-carrying electric aircrafts”. Dominique acts as the CEO of Kissling & Zbinden with responsibility for projects totaling more than CHF 1 billion and gives Dufour Aerospace direct access to more than 130 engineers. Dominique holds university degrees in civil engineering and project management including a Masters in Business. Dominique is responsible for the overall design and construction of our aircrafts.
Thomas has both extensive management and aviation expertise. Thomas’s career has included several management board positions as CEO and CFO for both entrepreneurial and multinational companies. Thomas was CEO of the Swiss based Sotax Group, a world market leader in pharmaceutical testing instruments. As a professional commercial helicopter rescue pilot with Air Zermatt --- in addition to being a fixed wing, IFR rated and a passionate aerobatic pilot --- Thomas mission experience includes 3’000 rescue operations and over 10’000 hours of flight experience. Beside of his management skills, he published as well a scientific book about implementation of OMM (operations management manual) and OM (operation manuals) concepts under EASA guidelines. Thomas holds a Bachelor degree in Economics, a Masters degree in Finance and an MBA from the University St. Gallen. Thomas is responsible for the aircraft configuration, certification setup and commercial operation of Dufour Aerospace.
Jasmine is a software engineer specializing in GPU technology, kinematic simulation and real time media with 8 years experience at Google and 3 years in the games industry at SEGA and Code Artemis. With training in DO-178C and safety critical software development, Jasmine is responsible for the software and control systems development.