ABOUT US

Feet on the ground, head on the sky

We are a team brought together by an unlikely combination of serendipity, achievement, realism and idealism. We happen to be different where that's great, and united by common drivers and values where that's useful.

We truly want to make the world a better place. And our way is by making the sky work for all, so making life easier and healthier for all.  

We strongly believe our solution will allow the industry to scale at unprecedented speed, by creating a dynamic high-trust ecosystem between commercial operators and regulators, while allowing competing service providers to evolve quickly in a frictionless environment.

As a team, we have the proven technical, political, business and regulatory expertise to deliver at scale. And we have the grit to glue those strengths together in an unbeatable solution that aligns all interests while acquiring societal acceptance.

Furthermore, we would like to offer the world that solution for free: open source is our credo for collective progress. Business models should be built on top, not at the expense, of a network designed for - and as - a public good.

Our Team

Rory Hudson

CEO/Co-Founder

Flying planes since age 14, Rory started his professional career as an operational F/A-18 pilot with the Australian Air Force. This resulted in extensive experience across military and civilian aircraft systems from fast jet's to Airbus A320's. An operational tour of Aghanistan (KAF) built experience operating Unmanned Aircraft Systems in complex airborne environments. Previous company leadership in property & construction, import/export & technology.

Sorin Moisa

Chairman/Co-Founder

Sorin has a Doctorate in International Relations from the Oxford University. Sorin is a former journalist, senior European Commission official, and Member of the European Parliament (2014-2019), where he played a key role in negotiating and ratifying several major trade agreements for the European Union, notably with Canada, Singapore and Mexico. Whilst in parliament, Sorin also built a name as a supporter of technological innovation, leading policy debates and initiatives to promote innovation and competitiveness in a socially responsible way.

John-Paul Thorbjornsen

Blockchain Architect/Co-Founder

Blockchain Architect and DLT advocate. Focused on blockchain technology since 2013, founder of Canya & Thorchain and is an advisor to multiple blockchain projects. Aeronautical engineer from UNSW, and former military pilot.

Lucian Despoiu

Co-Founder

Founder & CEO of Majoritas Global - the leading political tech and insights company.
Managing Partner of Kondiment - international digital agency.

Our Advisors

Dr. Aaron McFadyen

Aaron holds a Ph.D in Aerospace Engineering from QUT University in Brisbane, Australia. Most recently Aaron’s research has turned to UTM, winning the “Best UTM Paper” in 2019 at the DASC conference, beating all international competition. Aaron is co-lead of the JARUS WG6 sub-committee on Air Risk Quantitative Methods.

Michael Read

Michael is the founder of Skybase, an industry leading BLOS drone data service provider. Michael boasts an industry career spanning nearly 20 years in manned, unmanned and optionally piloted aviation, and across military, civilian and humanitarian operations, he is well placed to lead the establishment and growth of Skybase.