Experienced Aerospace Executive to Helm
Leading Electric Propulsion Company
GENEVA, May 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- magniX today named
Nuno Taborda as Chief Executive
Officer. Taborda is an accomplished aerospace executive with two
decades of experience driving business performance and delivering
pioneering technology programs from proof-of-concept, through
certification, entry-into-service and scaled production.
"Nuno is a leader with deep experience in all aspects of the
aviation industry," said Dominique
Spragg, Chairman of magniX. "His entrepreneurial mindset is
highly valuable as magniX continues to pioneer electric solutions
for the future of flight. The expertise and background Nuno brings
to the team comes at a crucial point for magniX as the company
moves its electrical propulsion systems towards certification and
into production at scale."
Taborda joins magniX on June 1
from Rolls-Royce Plc with more than 20 years of experience, most
recently as Senior Vice President of Production Programs, where he
was accountable for all engine production programs in the
multi-billion dollar business aviation unit at the renowned
engineering company. He was previously the executive responsible
for the entry-into-service of the Rolls-Royce Pearl® 15 engine –
the first member of a new engine family for the next generation of
Rolls-Royce powered business jets. He has also held senior roles in
engineering, operations and strategy in Germany, Brazil, Canada and the UK.
"I am extremely proud and excited to have the opportunity to
lead the incredibly talented magniX team," said Nuno Taborda. "We are on the cusp of the biggest
technological leap aviation has seen since the development of the
gas turbine by Sir Frank Whittle. It
is exciting to see magniX leading the way with its advanced
technology and innovation."
Advancing the Future of Flight
Taborda joins magniX at a time of significant growth.
The company recently announced the key industry partners for its
NASA Electrified Powertrain Flight Demonstration (EPFD) project to
accelerate the introduction of electrification technology for use
in commercial applications by partnering with AeroTEC, an industry
leader in integrating electric propulsion on airplanes, and Air
Tindi, operator of De Havilland Canada Dash 7 aircraft to
demonstrate a hybrid airplane configuration with planned first
flight by 2025.
magniX last week agreed to develop the propulsion for a pure
electric and hybrid-electric version of the Cessna Caravan in an
agreement with Surf Air, a Los
Angeles-based electric aviation and air travel company,
converting more than 150 aircraft.
Headquartered in Everett WA,
magniX is dedicated to enabling an era of clean and affordable
commercial air travel with all-electric propulsion. magniX offers a
range of revolutionary solutions including all-electric motors –
which produce zero emissions and increased efficiency for various
aviation applications. For more information, please visit
FINN Partners for magniX