Ivor Van Dartel

Co-Founder & CEO, Vaeridion

Ivor Van Dartel

Ivor van Dartel designed his first electric aircraft when still an aerospace engineering student at TU Delft, with a group of 10 students, back in 2007. After finishing his MSc final thesis project within Lockheed Martin on the F-35 electrical system, he joined Airbus to work on several positions in engineering, operations, manufacturing, program management and research & technology. He was project leader for the Hybrid Electric Propulsion System of the E-Fan X Hybrid Electric Demonstrator.

Late 2021, van Dartel and his co-founder Dr. Sebastian Seemann founded Vaeridion to ensure a green revolution in aviation within this decade with battery-electric aircraft. The concept is based on two main proprietary innovations: the highest possible integration between wing and battery modules, as well as a fully redundant and segregated multi-engine, single propeller propulsion system. The Vaeridion microliner will enable true zero emission regional flights before 2030, allowing to accomplish climate goals without limiting air traffic. Vaeridion is also an active member of European Regions Airline Association (ERA).

In addition to his commercial activities, van Dartel co-chairs the Alliance for Zero-Emission Aviation’s (AZEA) Working Group 1 “Rollout scenarios for electric and hydrogen-powered aircraft” together with Airbus and DLR. Together with his team, van Dartel leads the BERTL (Batterieflügel für Elektrische Regionale Transport-Luftfahrtzeuge) project-consortium with the Technical University of Munich and Bauhaus Luftfahrt, which is funded by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy.


Future of Flight – The Balance Between Technology and the Human Touch
Tuesday, 28 May 2024
13:00 – 14:00

Empowering Autonomy: Navigating Aviation Safety in a Dynamic World
Wednesday, 29 May 2024
15:30 – 16:30