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Jon Rimanelli

ASX Co-Founder and CEO

Jon is an electronics and aerospace entrepreneur with over three decades of experience designing and building complex electronics and robotics in prototype and production quantities. He is an instrument rated seaplane pilot with over 1,000 hours of flight time in a variety of aircraft. His passion for sharing flight led him to establish Airspace Experience Technologies (ASX), a company with a vison of creating electric aircraft designed to be clean, quiet and connected.

Prior to starting his aviation career, Jon founded Nextronix, a contract electronics design and manufacturing company. Jon’s team at Nextronix developed and tested the first Intelligent Transportation System (C-ITS) Antenna in partnership with Motorola. This technology now represents core Intellectual Property for digital airborne traffic management system, employed by ASX.

In 2011, Jon founded Detroit Aircraft Corp, partnering with Lockheed Martin to manufacture and distribute small electric VTOL aircraft for military, civil and commercial use worldwide. Detroit Aircraft has represented several public safety agencies to integrate unmanned aircraft systems in the national airspace system.

In 2017, Jon founded ASX to commercialize large scale eVTOL aircraft. After 6 iterations, ASX began flight testing the Sigma-6 aircraft, in summer 2022.

The Team at ASX

We are an international team of innovators and engineers who have come together to realize a new era of multi-modal transport.

ASX has assembled engineers and scientists committed to the singular vision of reinventing air and ground mobility, suited to the 21st Century needs of consumers, business and governments.

Collectively, as a team, we seek transport solutions that address urban mobility and global issues, such as climate change. Our team is also passionate about national security, and ASX believes it can make the US security and our international interests better, via more effective and economic transport.

Working in Detroit

ASX operates out of Detroit’s Coleman A. Young International Airport. We are engaged in a public-private-partnership with the City of Detroit, and the airport offers the perfect environment to design, build, test and maintain ASX craft.

Building the Future in Detroit

Detroit will forever be associated with automotive innovation and excellence – the Legendary Motor City. The same spirit of excellence is reflected in the aerospace industry. ASX is set to follow in the footsteps of its forefathers, re-imagining car and aerospace technologies to forge a new future in Detroit.

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