Zero operational emissions and minimal infrastructure dependency


Utilisable on both land and water


Reconfigurable for either passenger, cargo, medevac and/or utility transport


Certifiable under EASA-CS23 and US-FAA legislation


In-line, low center of gravity yields improved maneuverability and stability


Innovative design and composite with ducted fan design provides enhanced performance


The greening of transport not only relates to the modes of transport which people actually use, but also the physical infrastructure that is required. 

Road vehicles are undergoing decarbonization and railways are already electrified to a considerable extent. The sourcing of raw materials for, and construction & maintenance of, the road and rail network infrastructures however remain substantial environmental issues. These processes all have significant negative impacts, whether in terms of raw material sourcing, extraction, and use, or the degradation of land that is consumed on which roads and railways are constructed.

The solution to increasing demand for transport infrastructure? Travel less and/or fly sustainably. Aviation transport solutions only need infrastructure at departure and arrival points with connecting networks for any local, land-based travel.

“To serve communities, particularly with reduced infrastructure, through the provision of a safe, efficient, and adaptable general aviation aircraft solution.”

Our original mission statement, as set out above and framed more than 20 years ago, has stood the test of time. Although conceived when the environmental crisis was beyond the horizon, and climate issues were the concerns of academics or ahead-of-the-curve activists, our objective was to provide a transport solution for those often poorly served by surface-based alternatives.

Building more infrastructure for surface-based transport (roads and railways) may well be a short-term solution for increased demand. Even when all vehicles running on these networks produce zero CO2 emissions, there is and will be a high environmental cost in building and maintaining such road and rail systems.

The solution is a shift, some see a necessary paradigm shift, toward sustainable aviation – a transport solution that needs no physical infrastructure other than at its start- and endpoints.

Cormorant aims to play its role in this. Our still valid, though late last century, mission statement might now be neatly summarized: “Electric Aviation. For Everyone. Everywhere.”


Chris Rijff

Head of Design

About Chris
Mark Sowery

Head of Corporate Development

About Mark
Fred Bouter

Cormorant Advisory Group

- Advisor

About Fred


More than 20 years ago the need for Cormorant was envisioned. The inspiration for its design lay in providing a STOL (Short Take-Off & Landing), multi-functional aircraft requiring minimal operating infrastructure. This dictated the requirement to operate safely and effectively on unpaved runways and from water. Communities and operators in remoter locations are a target demographic.

Cormorant reinterprets the design brief for a robust, go-anywhere, STOL aircraft by offering a safer, efficient, and adaptable solution.

An electric motor provides the opportunity for environmentally-friendly, high torque power source technology to coalesce with Cormorant’s high-lift aerodynamics.

When batteries are used as an energy storage solution, solar-recharging can enhance the electric Cormorant as an off-grid, versatile, low infrastructure requirement, 21st century transport solution.


 We welcome visitors by prior appointment to our workshop to show them around and talk all things Cormorant.

Please contact us using the form below to set up a mutually convenient time, then come see us at the sustainable community that is Vonk in de Wijk (Spark in the Neighborhood); they serve good coffee here too.

///gadget.overtime.warrior – This what3words address refers to a 3 metre square at our workshop location. Tap the link or enter the 3 words into the free what3words app to find it.

Our workshop is in Hilversum at Larenseweg 139, about 28 km SE of Amsterdam. We’re located 1 km NE of the town’s principal rail station on the Amsterdam – Amersfoort main line.

Be part of Cormorant.

Electric Aviation. For Everyone. Everywhere.


We have both the drive and commitment to make Cormorant a reality. Our investors provide the funding to catalyze the process and realize the vision. They empower us to make accessible e-aviation available. For everyone. Everywhere.

Angel and high net worth investors enable our progress.

We are currently seeking funding to bring our ground prototype phase to a satisfactory conclusion. This investment round starts with investments from € 10,000 in multiples of € 10,000, providing that you are either:

  • An EU, Swiss, or Norwegian citizen; or,
  • A US accredited investor.

If you want to consider being part of Cormorant’s investment community and wish to enquire about journeying with us on our mission, please provide your contact details in the form below and we will get back to you.

We aim to close this investment round in the near future.

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