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magniX appointment brings industry veteran into sales
Tim Allen has been brought in to lead sales and marketing for magniX, working with customers to deliver zero emissions propulsion solutions.
Vice president, sales and marketing Tim Allen.

magniX has appointed Tim Allen as VP, sales and marketing. Allen brings more than 20 years of experience in the aerospace industry, covering diverse technical sales, business development, technical support and operations.

"I am delighted to welcome Tim to the team at a very exciting time for magniX," says CEO Nuno Taborda. "Our technology has achieved amazing results and we have many more stories of success to look forward to. Tim's wide experience, background in launching new products and services, and track record of building deep relationships with customers will be a huge benefit to the company."

"As the consequences of climate change become ever more apparent, I am very proud to be joining magniX and supporting its efforts to decarbonise the aviation industry," says Allen. "The company's long track record of success speaks for itself, and I look forward to playing my part in our important mission."

Allen joins magniX from Garmin International, where he served as commercial aviation OEM sales manager. His achievements there included driving a new business growth strategy that resulted in Garmin's first air transport OEM programme award. Prior to this, he was commercial business manager at Astronics Ballard Technologies, leading the company's commercial air transport sales focused on connected aircraft solutions. He previously held roles at FDS Avionics, Carlisle Interconnect Technologies, Thales Avionics and the US Air Force.

magniX, the first company to receive FAA CFR33 special conditions for electric engine airworthiness, has powered flights by five different aircraft. In March 2023, it powered the first flight of the world's largest hydrogen electric aircraft, Universal Hydrogen's DHC-8 (Dash-8). In June 2023, the hydrogen fuel cell-powered Dash-8 completed a one hour flight, the longest ever electric propulsion flight, while also reaching 10,000 ft, the highest altitude to date for an electric aircraft.

magniX's products and services include:

- patented magni650 and magni350 electric propulsion units and magniDrives, available today for development testing and expected to be FAA certified in 2026

- engineering expertise to integrate its motors with a variety of customer platforms, ranging from retrofits to clean-sheet designs on platforms from seaplanes to helicopters

- design, research and test capabilities to deliver university, government and non-profit advances in clean aviation technology

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