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ARC Aerosystems Makes Two Senior Hires

ARC Aerosystems Makes Two Senior Hires

ARC Aerosystems, a UK air taxi manufacturer, has added two senior members to its team, who will provide expertise towards the development of the Linx P9 hybrid-electric VTOL aircraft. 

Dennis Scott was appointed as the firm’s supply chain director, while Chris Gear was brought on board as a senior advisor. Both possess a wealth of experience and will help ARC on its journey to bringing the P9 to market. 

“We are really pleased to be strengthening the team at a crucial part in our journey, with recent investment in our initial aircraft concepts, and growing interest in our latest model,” the company’s CEO Seyed Mohseni said. 

“As we move towards the development of the P9 and expand our aviation capabilities, the expertise that they bring will drive our work forwards.”

Scott was impressed by the concept of the company’s nine-seater hybrid VTOL aircraft that will be used for air taxi and shuttle services. 

“I have been fortunate to be involved in a wide range of fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft global development programs. The P9 concept is what truly impresses me, promising a step-change in operating economics compared to traditional helicopters,” he said. 

Gear echoed Scott’s sentiments and is ready to pass on his knowledge as the P9 continues to progress through the development stage. 

“Joining the ARC team means I can pass on my knowledge and experience to their projects, which are creating a new way of flying for the benefit of the aerospace industry,” he said. “I’ve found the drive and enthusiasm of the whole team at ARC to find a solution to the unique set of challenges, as presented by the Linx concept vehicle, incredibly exciting.”

Similarly sized to the AW109 helicopter, the P9 has a maximum range of 950 km and a cruise speed of 370 kph. It will also be 40% cheaper than helicopters of comparable size, ARC added. 

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