Aircraft Design Engineer
Skif recently graduated from the MSc Aerospace Vehicle Design from Cranfield University, and with first class honours in his bachelor for Mechanical Engineering from Polytechnical University of Catalonia. He has a year work experience in Spain in the Automotive sector as support Quality Engineer. During which he gained important skills such as CAD modelling, FEA stress analysis, fluid dynamics and design. Together with his developed technical skills, Skif is fluent in four languages (English, Spanish, Catalan & German) making him adaptable to any situation.
Aircraft Design Engineer
He started working on the eVTOL project in 2017. Being enthusiastic about exploring innovative ideas and having problem-solving skills, he continues working as part of the design team.
Zahra received her MSc in Thermal Power and Propulsion (Rotating Machinery Engineering and Management) with first-class honours from Cranfield University. Prior to that, ranking among top ten percent of students, she finished her undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering at Tehran Polytechnic.
During her studies, she focussed on Computational Fluid Dynamics, Aerodynamic Design of Rotating Machinery, Optimization, and Gas Turbine Performance Analysis; and for her Master’s thesis, she looked at “The Adjoint Method for Transonic Aerodynamic Optimization.”
Technical Project Manager
Rachel recently completed her master’s in aerospace Vehicles Design at Cranfield University after obtaining a first-class degree honor in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Malta. Whilst at Cranfield she focused on the design of structural aircraft components, refining her skills in CAD and FEA. With a passion for green aviation, she carried out her individual research project on assessing the feasibility of converting a military cargo aircraft into a hydrogen testbed demonstrator, giving her an insight into the complexities of the design and construction of novel hydrogen systems and regulations.
Our Business Opportunity
Technology driven for an engineered future
S1D & S2D
- S1D. The first flying prototype of the e-Starling was developed to prove the ARC Aerosystems concept. It has been named the S1 and is a 10% scaled fully-electric and remotely piloted aircraft. It was first showcased in EBACE 2018, in Geneva.
- S2D. Fully electric and remotely piloted aircraft, 20% scale of the e-starling, also a concept demonstrator. It was showcased in EBACE 2018 in Geneva.
S1P & S2P
- S1P. To enhance understanding of control mechanisms and the performance of larger fan propellers, the S1P was designed. It has been named the S1 and is a 10% scaled fully electric and remotely piloted aircraft. It was tested successfully in 2019. The S1P uses contrarotating propellers to generate lift
- S2P. ARC Aerosystems progressed to a larger prototype with a wingspan of 20% the size of the e-Starling, namely the S2P. This aircraft was also fully electrically powered and remotely piloted and used to demonstrate a more scalable prototype. High RPM electric ducted fans (EDF) were used to create lift.
- S5U. 50%-scale prototypes of the e-Starling, CTOL versions. The first milestone of this phase was the delivery of an unmanned version (S5U). It has a wing- span of approximately 8 meters. The S5U prototype underwent flight tests in Sept 2020.
- A huge year for ARC Aerosystems! 2021 saw numerous successful unmanned VTOL hover tests (fully electric), shortly followed by the ground-breaking manned VTOL hover test (fully electric).
- 2022. Significant time saving is the most noteworthy benefit of the ARC C150 aircraft. A fixed
wing VTOL UAV will eliminate dependency on runways/launch and recovery facility. It
is fast, less sensitive to adverse weather than multi-rotor drones and the range is long
enough to cover most remote locations of the country.
Using BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line Of Sight) technology, ARC C150 can be piloted
remotely and eventually will be autonomous.
- 2022:A fixed wing VTOL UAV will eliminate dependency on runways/launch and recovery facility. It is
fast, less sensitive to adverse weather than multi-rotor drones and the range is long enough to
cover most remote locations of the country.
Using BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line Of Sight) technology, ARC C600 can be piloted remotely and
eventually will be autonomous. solution.