Pioneering unmanned aviation for the good of our planet

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About Us

We want to use unmanned aviation to make our world a better place.

Every day, aircraft fly thousands of miles transporting time-critical goods, surveying pipelines, monitoring waterways, inspecting crops, tracking livestock and recording environmental data.

But aviation has a problem. It takes a huge amount of fuel to fly a person safely. Its expensive, damaging to the environment, and ultimately unsustainable. And yet demand continues to grow.

At Flylogix, were pioneering new ways for aviation that bring together artificial intelligence, satellite communication and low-cost electronics to develop a new generation of smaller, more efficient, unmanned aircraft (UAVs).  

UAVs transform remote operations, dramatically reducing carbon emissions, improving safety and enabling new cost-effective services. We are the future of flight.

Our Ethos

What we do and how we do it

Always Pioneering

Stretching the possible, our pioneering team propel next-gen tech and advanced engineering to make UAV operations a reality anywhere in the world, delivering critical near-real time data at a breakthrough cost.

Tested and Tough

Pushing to the outer limits by continuously and rigorously testing our pioneering craft and systems to safely operate in the toughest conditions for the most exacting partners - no matter what.

Lightest Footprint

Not costing the Earth, our pioneering small UAV craft have a low carbon footprint, making it possible to routinely fly to and from the most remote locations with the least impact to the environment, human risk and budget.

Meet the Team

Pioneers in action

Our team are experts at stretching the possible. With knowledge and skills that span from oil, gas, wind energy, search & rescue, retail to formula one, they are pioneering and proving unmanned aircraft services as the way forward for aviation and a better world.

Flylogix Firsts

Our pioneering team conducted the first ever unmanned logistics flight between two commercial airports

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

CHARLES TAVNER

Charles Tavner is the Chief Executive Officer at Flylogix. He is responsible for the strategic direction of the business. Charles was previously COO of the composite subsea pipe business, Magma Global, and has been a non-executive of a series of successful startups in the energy sector. Prior to that he led energy investments for IP Group plc and ran the medical device business at Cambridge Consultants. Charles has a Masters degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Cambridge.

Charles began his entrepreneurial career in aviation when he negotiated the sale of an English Electric Lightning from his bedroom age 14.

Chief Financial Officer

Daniel Ruback

Daniel brings a strong strategic, operational and M&A background with huge experience in the aviation, technology and engineering sectors in Europe and the US. He is responsible for all financial aspects of Flylogix with a focus on business partnering and problem-solving.

Prior to joining Flylogix, Daniel was CFO and a board member of the AIM-listed Gama Aviation plc, spent five years as Financial Director (EMEA) for Signature Aviation plc, and eight years at the FTSE100 Smiths Group plc.

Outside of work Daniel tries to keep fit, enjoys spending time with his family and volunteers his financial skills to a local school and a local charity. Daniel is a Chartered Accountant (FCA).

General Counsel

LAURA PRING

Laura has responsibility for company secretarial, legal, compliance and regulatory matters across the business.
Laura is a qualified lawyer. Prior to joining Flylogix, she specialised in litigation working at Walker Morris and Hogan Lovells.
Laura enjoys open water swimming, particularly in the winter.
COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR

CHRIS ADAMS

As the Commercial Director, Chris leads on all business development and commercial aspects of Flylogix.  His focus is sharply tuned to understanding customer problems and ensuring that Flylogix makes a lasting impact.

His experience includes 8 years for the UK Search and Rescue charity the Royal National Lifeboat Institution where he held roles in operations, safety and strategy.  He delivered the charity’s first Lifesaving Strategy combining both rescue and prevention activities for both domestic and international lifesaving.

He holds an MBA and qualifications in project management and quality assurance.  In his spare time enjoys sailing, running and doing a poor job of restoring old Land Rovers.

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

ED CLAY

As Operations Director Ed Clay is responsible for our flying programme and works closely with our customers’ operational teams and the Civil Aviation Authority.

Ed started his career in strategy consulting, completing a diverse range of projects in industries from government to automotive and energy. He then got the start-up bug and was Operations Director at award-winning AI and virtual reality company Metail, driven by its focus on creating smarter, more sustainable ways to shop for clothes online.

Outside work Ed is a keen sailor who particularly enjoys exploring more remote places. He has taken his boat from the heat of Gambia to the ice of Greenland – though now with two young children he doesn’t get much further than the nearest beach.
CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER

ROBERT BOWYER

As the Chief Technical Officer, Robert Bowyer is responsible for ensuring that the engineering design and solutions are able to deliver low-cost unmanned air services that are able to operate globally.

Robert has a DPhil in Control Engineering and over 20 years of experience in R&D and Product Development in a number of industries including Consultancy (CCL), Automotive (Red Bull F1, McLaren) and Energy (Vestas) with granted patents in each field.

He enjoys a challenge and the outdoors including sailing on the Broads, running and tennis.  He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the IET.

Engineering Director

Richard Nicholson

Richard leads a multi-disciplinary engineering team at Flylogix encompassing software, communications, electronics and aerodynamics. A particular focus is on developing our Skyspace platform, which is used to pilot unmanned aircraft anywhere in the world and is being developed into a hub for all mission data.

Prior to joining Flylogix he spent 20 years at McLaren, initially at McLaren Racing, leading teams developing software for analysing race data and improving wind-tunnel testing for the Formula 1 giant, and latterly with McLaren Applied, a spin-off of the F1 team, delivering advanced engineering and technology solutions for broader commercial and industrial applications.

Richard gained a first-class (distinction) in his Master of Engineering at the University of Cambridge. In 2021 he achieved third place (male pairs) in the Endure 24 running event –  a 24-hour relay event described as ‘epic, brutal, relentless’!

Our Values

Our values drive everything we do and how we do everything

Brave

We have bold dreams and we work relentlessly to realise them.

Different

We are diverse in our opinions and united in our decisions.

Determined

We succeed, fail and learn together.

Pioneering

We work to be first to prove, progress and improve.

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