Clear Flight Solutions, The Netherlands
Robert Jonker, co-founder of Clear Flight Solutions, studied Industrial Design at the Design Academy in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. After his studies he worked in product design and product engineering for companies like the Nederlandse Spoorwegen (Dutch National Railways) and Crisp & Wilson a design agency based in London UK. Afterwards Robert started his own design agency de Heller Design. Together with two colleagues he started working on the development of flapping wing systems out of curiosity to see if copying bird flight is possible. This resulted in the establishment of Clear Flight Solutions in 2012. Robert is a member of the UVS International Board of Directors.
Clear Flight Solutions of the Netherlands, together with their Canadian partner Aerium Analytics, have started to perform a range of drone (bird deterrent) applications at Edmonton International Airport (EIA). EIA is Canada’s fifth-busiest airport measured by passenger traffic and the largest major Canadian airport by land area. Historically, EIA has been an early-adopter of promising technologies that can add economic value. EIA also houses the Alberta Aerospace and Technology Center (“AATC”). Since 2015, the AATC has been focused on the development and attraction of Aerospace and Technology companies to Alberta. EIA has taken this ambitious step to showcase to the world that the integration of RPAS services into airport operations is a new reality.