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We are excited to announce today the appointment of Michael Jones as our new CEO and Managing Director.

Michael joins TurbAero to oversee our planned evolution from R&D through to commercial sales and production. His appointment is key to consolidating our plans to deliver our first product, the TA200TP turboprop engine by Q1 2023.

Our chairman and co-founder Andrew Limmer welcomed Michael to the company, stating “We’re thrilled to welcome Michael to our leadership team which is tasked with overseeing our company’s transition to commercial sales and ensure we are on track to deliver our first engines on time and as planned,” Mr Limmer said.

Michael brings extensive technology skills and corporate leadership to the role. His background includes a distinguished career as an Experimental Test Pilot in the Australian Defence Force as well as corporate aviation positions, having also founded Australia’s premiere regional airline, Rex Airlines, and most recently as Chief Strategy Officer at Virgin Airlines.

Michael is looking forward to overseeing the next phase of Turbine Aeronautics. “I’ve been tracking TurbAero for a while and I’m aware the company has been working on a revolutionary product for the aviation market. The R&D and detailed design program for our launch engine is nearing completion and we are now gearing up to move through the whole of engine prototyping towards production, assembly, and the full commercialisation phase,” he said. “The company is on the right track to deliver, in the very near future, a turboprop engine that has been much anticipated by the experimental, sport and light aviation market for some time.”

Former CEO and co-founder, Dave Limmer, will remain on the Board of Directors and assume responsibility for Commercial and Sales activities with a hands-on role in engaging directly with our customers to ensure we are answering questions, meeting customer needs, and growing our TurbAero community.

“It’s an exciting time for TurbAero,” Andrew Limmer said. “We’re looking forward to working with our new CEO to deliver to our customers a superior turbine aircraft engine.”

Read Michael’s bio on our About page.

Visit our products page to find out more about the TA200TP.

Read our latest technical program update.

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