Former Volocopter CTO Jan-Hendrik Boelens joins advisory board of the AI-mobility startup Spleenlab

Spleenlab gains top expert for "New Mobility" in aviation with Jan-Hendrik Boelens

  • Jan-Hendrik Boelens becomes member of the Advisory Board of Spleenlab
  • Support for strategic and technological development in the aviation sector
  • Cooperation underlines growth strategy of the German deep tech company
Photo: Jan-Hendrik Boelens

Saalburg-Ebersdorf. Jan-Hendrik Boelens, long-time Volocopter CTO and Airbus Chief Engineer for the Airbus Helicopters H135, joins the Advisory Board of Spleenlab with immediate effect. With his vast experience in both legacy aviation and "new mobility", he supports the deep tech start-up from central Germany in strategic and technological issues, as well as in business development. "We are pleased to have Jan-Hendrik Boelens as one of the most experienced engineers and consultants in the aviation and air taxi sector on board. He will support us to continue our growth with a strong focus in one of the largest markets of the future," said Tobias Rüdiger, Managing Director and Head of Finance & Operations at Spleenlab.
"The certification of our technology for BVLOS flights, for example, is our top priority. Jan-Hendrik Boelens will accompany us here with his expertise on our way to becoming the leading AI-mobility start-up in the field of safe automated flying," added Stefan Milz, Managing Director and Head of R&D. "I am excited to support Spleenlab in realizing their ambitious goal of autonomous flight. Similar to the automotive industry, autonomous flight will be a key technology for new aerospace applications. Spleenlab is is enabling this transition by building safety and reliability into the DNA of their technology from the very beginning," said Jan-Hendrik Boelens.

About Jan Hendrik Boelens Jan-Hendrik Boelens is an independent expert and management consultant for aerospace and mobility. He was Chief Technology Officer at air taxi start-up Volocopter GmbH for a long time. In addition, he held various management positions at Airbus Helicopters - including head of development for electrical systems and electric propulsion. He also served as a chief engineer for the H135 helicopter, and as team leader in avionics development. He was an active member of the RTCA/EUROCAE working group that developed the DO-178C industry standard for aviation software. Most recently, he founded Tech4Flight, his own independent consulting company for the aerospace and mobility field.

About Spleenlab Spleenlab is a 2018 re-founded highly specialized AI software company aiming to develop safe AI applications for real-time automation of drones, air-taxis and self-driving cars. The technologies and products developed by Spleenlab offer their users a variety of different application possibilities for AI-based 3D mapping, inspection or monitoring in real-time on the vehicle. The members of the steadily growing team bring their many years of experience as senior AI engineers, managing directors and marketing experts to the company, which is based in Saalburg-Ebersdorf/Germany.

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