Aviation is what we do.

APELEON is backed by aviation experts, a successful track record and a unique vision.

Aviation is what we do.

APELEON is backed by aviation experts, a successful track record and a unique vision.

Our Story.

The Austrian Start-Up, VOLARE GmbH, based on the outskirts of Vienna, develops a disruptive vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft under the registered trademark APELEON. Founded in October 2017, we have been working on and successfully built demonstrators in various scales to test and evaluate the functionality and safety of our aircraft concept. Our next huge milestone is a full-scale prototype. 

Our Team.

Our team consists of experienced engineers with a strong background in the aerospace industry as well as young talents who recently completed their engineering degrees. This substantial engineering expertise combined with dynamic and creative spirit allows us to push towards radical innovation in the mobility sector. The team has several years of experience in the aviation industry under their belt – having worked on notable aircraft projects such as the Airbus A380, Boeing B787, Eurocopter EC135 or even special projects like Solar Impulse. Together, we are working towards a brighter mobility future. 

ANDREAS FÜRLINGER
Dipl.-Ing.

Founder & CEO

Our Founder.

Andreas Fürlinger is founder and CEO of the company. He holds a university degree in mechanical engineering, a commercial pilot license and has spent a substantial number of years working in the aviation industry; giving him unique insights into the industry and the businesses behind it. He initially gained experience at IABG, advanced at FACC as analysis engineer for lightweight structures, worked on notable large transport aircraft projects, such as the Airbus A380. He later continued to support Solar Impulse as mission engineer on the First Round-The-World Solar Flight. 

His passion for aerospace technology, the urge to realise his ideas and the joy he derives from tackling challenges drive him to push for innovation in the world of aviation. 

A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.

YOKO ONO

THERESA RINNHOFER
MSc.

Regulatory Affairs

MARTIN FLEISCHMANN
Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

Structural Mechanics

CHRISTOPH FRÖHLICH
Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

Automation & Control

STEFAN THALER
MSc.

Mechanical Design

JAKOB SCHMIDT
Dipl.-Ing.

Mechanical Design

JAN ERNHARDT
MA.

Industrial Design

PETER KREMSNER

Electrics & Electronics

BERNHARD SEIDL

Technical Purchasing

MATS MARTENS
BSc.

Automation & Control

ANTONIO RODRIGUEZ-GARRIDO, BSc.

Mechanical Design

STEPHANE YONG
Ingénieur Généraliste

Software

CHRISTOPHER HIESS
MA.

Industrial Design

Our Advisors.

Economics.

FRANZ FÜRLINGER
Mag. Dr.

Controlling & Procurator

Father & Son, Economics & Engineering, both, a powerful combination.

Franz Fürlinger, supports the team as an economic advisor. An experienced tax consultant, with more than 35 years of work experience in his own company, specialised in support for medium-sized enterprises, he is an essential player in economic and legal affairs.

Engineering.

RALPH
PAUL
Dipl.-Ing.

Flight Dynamics & Control,
Flight Test

DIETER
REISINGER

Dr.-Ing. MSc.

Flight Test,
Aircraft Operation

CHRISTOF
OBERTSCHEIDER

MMag. Dr.

Aerodynamics,
Numeric Analysis

Our Partners.

 

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