TEAM

Ben W.A. Cappelle
CEO

Ben Cappelle launched Clean Tech Aviation with the purpose of delivering a solution for General and Business Aviation to reduce costs for the users whilst simultaneously reducing the carbon footprint of its aircraft and thus providing clean aviation. Ben has a 35 year experience as a military and commercial pilot. He has been a Base Flight Safety officer in the Royal Dutch Air Force responsible for ground and flight safety and the environment and Vice President and Head of Training of a large European Flight School. This aviation experience, the investments from his IT holding company Aviation Inspirations Holding bv plus a great interest and experience in piston and jet engines with clean Energy solutions made the foundation for the Clean Tech Aviation Company.

Eric Tierie
Non Executive Boardmember/Investor

Eric Tierie is Owner of Xegasus Aviation Investments BV, a Private equity firm for international aerospace start-ups Eric is shareholder in Clean Tech Aviation BV and has acquired a substantial interest. He acts as the Non/-xecutive Boardmember of CTA since May 2011 and contributes with the build-up of CTA with his important chemical knowledge and business organization background. Eric has international experience in steel, aviation /aerospace, packaging, chemicals, plastics, cosmetics, electronics, medical, green energy, clean aviation and off shore. His geographic specialties are : Eastern Europe, Northern Africa, South East Asia. One of his sustainable executive functions is : Chairman of the Supervisory Board Wereldkinderen ('Children of the World foundation'')

 

Bart Schot
Masterstudent

Bart Schot is working as an intern at CTA since June 2018, during his master thesis for the study Sustainable Energy System Management (EUREC Brussels) he is working on the project: 'Quantifying Economic and Environmental Benefits of a hybrid transport aircraft APU.' The aim of his project is to encourage the use of alternative fuels in business aviation. New knowledge and insights about APUs running on LNG could be a start in this process. The objective of his study is provide an evaluation whether the hybrid APU has economic and environmental benefits related to the current APUs in transport aircrafts.

 

Henri ten Voorde
Engine testlab operator/ Copilot
Edwin Jurjens
Maintenance Licenced Engineer

Part 66 Maintenance Licenced Engineer  No NL 66-9292 Aeroplane A & B1/B2 Piston and Turbine engine
Aircraft Rating
AIR Tractor AT 800 Series (PWC PT6)
Beechcraft  200 Series (PWC PT6)
Cessna 525/525A/525B (Williams FJ44)
Full subgroup 2a (single turbo-propellor engine aeroplanes)
Grob G 520 Series (Honeywell TPE 331)
Cessna 400 Series (Continental)

Non Executive Boardmembers

LT General bd Alexander Schnitger

Former Royal Dutch Air Force Chief of Staff - currently Dir. Boeing
Chairman Dutch Aviation Group

Meiltje de Groot

Director International Airports Teuge & Twente