Markus Kochs-Kämper joins VÆRIDION as VP Engineering
VÆRIDION, a Munich based company that is accelerating the green transformation of aviation with an electric regional 9-seater aircraft that will be certified and delivered before 2030, announced today that Markus Kochs-Kämper, currently Head of Design Organization and former Chief Engineer at Heart Aerospace, will join VÆRIDION as VP Engineering on December 1st, 2023.
As a member of the management team, Markus will be responsible for the development strategy of the battery electric Microliner. He will also be responsible for building up our engineering organization for the next development stage towards the preliminary design milestone (PDR).
Markus has a 20-year track record of leading international and multifunctional teams for both Part 23 and Part 25 Design Organizations. His expertise lies predominantly in the fields of certification and systems engineering – currently acting as Head of Design Organization and Head of Engineering at Heart Aerospace and previously at Deutsche Aircraft. Within his current role as Head of Design Organization, Markus has the responsibility for the engineering, flight test, airworthiness & certification, and the independent system monitoring functions. Kochs-Kämper is highly regarded in the industry for his leadership and passion to deliver outstanding value across the entire aircraft development program.
„I am thrilled that I got the opportunity to join the amazing VÆRIDION team. Together we will develop the full-electric Microliner in Munich, my hometown. This aircraft will revolutionize regional transportation by providing clean and affordable mobility. The Microliner will open new routes and opportunities to underserved regions which will significantly improve the travel time but can also serve already existing routes very efficiently.“ said Markus Kochs-Kämper. He added: “I’m looking forward to help building an outstanding organization that will shape the future of regional air travel.“
“Since the company incorporation, VÆRIDION has achieved incredible progress and accomplished important milestones regarding the enabling technologies for our Microliner design. As we grow VÆRIDION, we are transitioning into the full- aircraft development stage where Markus’s experience in building teams and leading development projects will strengthen our management team on the mission to deliver and certify our full-electric Microliner by 2030.” said Ivor van Dartel, Co- Founder and Chief Executive Officer VÆRIDION.
Dr. Sebastian Seemann, Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer VÆRIDION, said: “Markus will be an immense gain for our Microliner aircraft development. With his track record in CS-23 and CS-25 development programs, Markus strengthens our determination and abilities towards certification for commercial air transport. We are proud having him joining this exciting journey.“