Synairgy develops a groundbreaking automation system offering air traffic management for UAS traffic (Software). This system will allow interfacing all UAS platforms and managing tasks within airspaces containing numerous UAS’s.
How did they come up with the idea?
There is a huge potential for civil and commercial use of unmanned aerial Systems (UAS). According to the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, Worldwide UAS spending will double over the next decade, from the current $5.2 billion annually to an annual $11.6 billion. The UAS global market will total $140 billion over the next 10 years.
We found out that Air traffic increase is expected to continue, with or without additional UAV production, causing safety risks and harming the ability to control airspace while enforcing regulations. This problem is one of the largest setbacks in beginning aerial-space activity, for both civilian and military UAVs.
Our experience in their field, led us to come up with a solution that can critically reduce the heavy burden and minimizing the inability to properly manage data, analyze and create efficient flight plans.
The venture’s team consists of four entrepreneurs with years of experience in their field, each contributing to the advancement of the venture with their connections, knowledge and capabilities. Amongst them is a military air traffic controller, two recently released military officers who were executive Heads of Development in the IDF Air Force’s “Ofek” Unit and a leading business advisor.
- Tzahi Tzidki (CEO, Full Time) – Military Air Traffic Controller (Rank: Major) and continues to serve reserve duty as a controller and control instructor. Tzahi has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.
- Moran Shemesh (CTO, Full Time) – Former head of the program development team for the “Ofek” Unit of the Air Force (Rank: Captain). Moran has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.
- Asaf Kislev (Algorithms) – Served as head of the algorithms team in the “Ofek” Unit of the Air Force (Rank: Captain). His algorithms can be found in every Air Force aerial defense system and in civilian control systems in Israel. Asaf is pursuing a Doctoral degree in Mathematics, at Tel Aviv University.
- Yossi Shavit (BizDev) – A senior business advisor and project manager at BGU’s center for entrepreneurship. He founded a consulting firm, where he advised and mentored hundreds of entrepreneurs. Yossi received his Bachelor’s degree in Health System Management (with honors) and a Master’s degree in Business Administration.
Mr. Israel Livnat – Offers expertise in the field of technical management specifically in the development of large computer embedded systems, computer automated technologies, video/security surveillance and intelligence solutions derived from over 35 years of experience operating in both the private and public sectors. Mr. Livnat is the former President of NICE Systems Ltd. Security Group
Mr. Hanan Miron – Was, until recently, the CEO of Aurum Holdings Ltd, the technology investment round of Mr. Morris Kahn. Prior to joining Aurum, he served in various CEO and CFO positions with NICE Systems (NASDAQ: NICE), BackWeb Technologies and Schema.