"I have learnt at least one new thing every day and doubt that run is going to be broken any time soon."
Intrinsically changing one of the world's largest industries has to be reason number one! I joined at the start of 2023 and throughout the interview process, as well as the more I learnt about ZeroAvia, I realised that it was the ideal time to join. I embrace new challenges and joining a fast-paced start-up environment on the precipice of changing how the world views air travel is definitely a worthwhile challenge to try to help solve.
We foster a dynamic way of working defined by exceptional leadership and a collective "problem-solver" mindset. Every team member is empowered to contribute to our mission, and it is important to have a culture that is focused on collaboration, where creativity and mutual respect thrive. Everyone here shares a passion for sustainable aviation and our culture is the engine behind our success, propelling us towards a greener, more efficient future.
I oversee the development of our technology roadmaps and strategically steer the company towards expanding into larger types of aircraft and ultimately penetrating the narrowbody market. My responsibilities involve envisioning our future trajectory, identifying key innovations, and orchestrating comprehensive testing and validation processes to get us there. By effectively charting the path for our growth, I actively contribute to XYZ's mission of transforming the aviation industry.
I am still in the early stages of my career at ZeroAvia but already I have been able to talk to a wide range of our people about the work they do. Getting to tour our facilities and see the progression we are making on fuel cell technologies (as well as many other bits) is simply amazing. Whatever you want to get involved in or learn about, you can! That is the major benefit of a smaller company where everyone has time for anyone else to come and give a new idea or simply to ask how something works.
Being surrounded by some of the smartest people makes you want to constantly challenge yourself to learn more, think differently and never be afraid to ask questions. I have learnt at least one new thing every day and doubt that run is going to be broken any time soon.
My fourth day at the company ended with watching our first flight of the Do-228. The emotions around the room were electric and solidified for me within the first week of joining that this was the place for me. While I can't claim I contributed towards that particular milestone – seeing first-hand how far we have come makes me proud to be a part of the team!