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Birkenstock Aerospace

Widebody versions of existing airliners that save time fuel and money, using mature off-the-shelf hardware & patented technology.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location Herndon, VA, USA
  • Currency USD
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Company Summary

We integrate power into aerodynamic designs to enable much better performance across the board. Widebody airliners built around this technology will save fuel, time and money compared to the current mailing-tube configuration.


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    Dave Birkenstock

    Almost 20 years ago, I developed a borderline-unhealthy interest in the concept of powered aerodynamics. Since then, I've educated myself on the subject and patented the mechanism to tune an aerodynamic phenomenon called Static Pressure Thrust, which is needed to achieve maximum aircraft fuel efficiency. Now I'm looking to leverage that advantage and create a new generation of wider, better airliners around this game-changing technology.

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    John Roncz

    John is the designer of the only two airplanes to fly around-the-world without refueling, Voyager and the Virgin Global Flyer. John also said this about this effort: "The concept of reducing drag by active boundary layer control has been around for a long time and has been proven to work. But it has not been used in commercial applications. The time is right to apply this technology to commercial aviation."

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    AJ Mesalic
    Dir of Business Development

    AJ is an inventor, MSME / MBA as well as a serial entrepreneur, with a successful exit from his first company.

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    George Hamlin

    George Hamlin is a transportation consultant with over 35 years experience