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25 Air Transportation Startups Taking 2020 By Storm

This article showcases Startup Pill’s top picks for the best Air Transportation startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating inside of the Air Transportation Industry and around the world. They are all exceptional startups well worth a follow.

We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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1. Voyager Space Holdings

The idea behind this startup: Voyager Space Holding is an aviation and aerospace company that specializes in the space exploration industry.

Headquarters: Denver, Colorado, United States

Industries: Aerospace, Air Transportation, Space Travel

Founders: Dylan Taylor, Matthew Kuta

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2. Talyn Air

The idea behind this startup: Talyn Air is an electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft system.

Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, United States

Industries: Air Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Electronics

Founders: Evan Mucasey, Jamie Gull

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3. Farel

The idea behind this startup: Farel provides plug & play software to help regional airlines distribute their inventory and optimize their operations.

Headquarters: San Francisco, California, United States

Industries: Air Transportation, Software, Tourism, Travel

Founders: Askhat Omarov

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4. TownChat

The idea behind this startup: Blockchain based IoT solution for smart airports

Headquarters: Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia

Industries: Air Transportation, Blockchain, Internet of Things, Travel

Founders: Adeel Javaid, Dale Seavey, Faisal Yasin

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5. Exosonic

The idea behind this startup: Exosonic builds a passenger aircraft that can fly super-sonically overland and overwater with a muted sonic boom.

Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, United States

Industries: Aerospace, Air Transportation

Founders: Norris Tie, Tim MacDonald

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6. KinectAir

The idea behind this startup: Accessible and affordable personal air mobility

Headquarters: Vancouver, Washington, United States

Industries: Air Transportation, Software

Founders: Ben Howard, Christophe Carriere, Conor Whitehead, Jonathan Evans, Nick Rogers, Peter Lucier

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7. Aerospace Technology Ventures (Ecom.aero)

The idea behind this startup: Ecom.aero is an online booking management system for air charter operators who want to book more flights.

Headquarters: Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Industries: Aerospace, Air Transportation, Software

Founders: Joseph Plowman

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8. FlightLink

The idea behind this startup: FlightLink is an aviation membership platform providing private aviation solutions across private and commercial air travel.

Headquarters: Denver, Colorado, United States

Industries: Aerospace, Air Transportation, Travel

Founders: Tom Filippini

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9. WhileFly

The idea behind this startup: WhileFly introduces a unique concept in the commercial aviation industry, helping airlines to boost ancillary revenues from their passengers

Headquarters: Herzliya, Tel Aviv, Israel

Industries: Air Transportation, Information Technology, Mobile Apps, Software, Travel

Founders: Yosi Avraham

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10. Pilota

The idea behind this startup: Pilota leverages machine learning to predict flight disruptions and automatically rebook travelers’ flights ahead of time.

Headquarters: New York, New York, United States

Industries: Air Transportation, Computer, InsurTech, Machine Learning, Software

Founders: Cyrus Ghazanfar, Kulvinder Lotay, Omer Winrauke, Saniya Shah

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11. CargoAI

The idea behind this startup: CargoAI is the first and only air freight booking platform that uses data and AI technology for Forwarders and Airlines

Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Industries: Air Transportation, Freight Service, Information Technology, Internet, Logistics, Software, Supply Chain Management

Founders: Unknown

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12. EXSWIT

The idea behind this startup: Holding company

Headquarters: New York, New York, United States

Industries: Air Transportation, Electronics, Media and Entertainment, Real Estate, Retail

Founders: Denis Goriainov

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13. NiveauUp

The idea behind this startup: Energy Storage, eXtreme Fast Charging (XFC) – Ready

Headquarters: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Industries: Air Transportation, Battery, Electric Vehicle, Energy, Energy Storage, Marine Transportation, Robotics

Founders: BJ Perng

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14. Flight Club

The idea behind this startup: Flight Club is the AirBnb of general aviation, simplifying the process for aircraft owners and local pilots to interact and transact.

Headquarters: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Industries: Air Transportation, E-Commerce, Sharing Economy, Transportation, Travel

Founders: Unknown

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15. Droniq

The idea behind this startup: Droniq creates the digital platform for unmanned aviation.

Headquarters: Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany

Industries: Aerospace, Air Transportation

Founders: Unknown

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16. Avions Mauboussin

The idea behind this startup: Aircraft manufacturers

Headquarters: Belfort, Franche-Comte, France

Industries: Aerospace, Air Transportation, CleanTech

Founders: David Gallezot

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17. GetLost

The idea behind this startup: Getlost is a travel agency that provides flight bookings and hotel booking as well as discounted fares, customizable trips and more.

Headquarters: New York, New York, United States

Industries: Air Transportation, Travel Accommodations, Travel Agency

Founders: Unknown

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18. Oreyeon

The idea behind this startup: Oreyeon develops solutions enabling airports to optimize their safety procedures.

Headquarters: Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon

Industries: Air Transportation, Machine Learning, Public Safety

Founders: Rony Demerjian, Ziad Jreijiri

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19. ONAIR

The idea behind this startup: ONAIR is an AI-powered advertising platform allowing to use wifi for free on any flight and receive exclusive offers from our partners.

Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, United States

Industries: Advertising, Advertising Platforms, Air Transportation, In-Flight Entertainment, Internet, Media and Entertainment, Mobile Advertising, Wireless

Founders: Dmitrii Moshchenko

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20. ADVANCED AIR MOBILITY

The idea behind this startup: Advanced Air Mobility developing an electric, STOL aircraft for personal air commuting within the new urban air mobility market

Headquarters: Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Industries: Air Transportation, Autonomous Vehicles, Business Travel, Travel

Founders: Unknown

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21. Jetline

The idea behind this startup: Jetline is an aviation marketplace, making private aviation more accessible, cheaper and easier to use.

Headquarters: New York, New York, United States

Industries: Air Transportation, Marketplace, Travel

Founders: Unknown

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22. ABOMIS

The idea behind this startup: IT solutions and services provider for airports and airlines, headquartered in Vancouver, Canada

Headquarters: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Industries: Air Transportation, Computer, Enterprise Software, Information Technology, Reservations, Travel

Founders: Unknown

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23. Clear Aerospace

The idea behind this startup: We are designing pure-electric and hybrid-electric airplanes to reduce the economic and environmental cost of flight training.

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Aerospace, Air Transportation, Manufacturing

Founders: Unknown

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24. Charterzz

The idea behind this startup: We’re building global b2b2c marketplace for business and commercial aviation and cargo charters.

Headquarters: Walnut, California, United States

Industries: Air Transportation, E-Commerce, Marketplace, Travel

Founders: Dmitry Pavlushin

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25. Ramon Airport

The idea behind this startup: Ramon Airport is an international airport located in the Timna Valley in southern Israel.

Headquarters: Eilat, HaDarom, Israel

Industries: Aerospace, Air Transportation

Founders: Unknown

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