Mission

Overair’s mission is to bring people together – enabling access to opportunities that would otherwise be unavailable because of the friction of moving around urban areas.

Be it a job, a sporting event, or a trip to the airport to access longer-range transportation, if we can reduce travel time, we give people freedom to live better lives. And our mission is to provide this freedom in a sustainable and equitable way, at a price point accessible to everyone.

-Ben Tigner, CEO

History

50 years of aircraft innovation leads to Butterfly…

1980

Overair team founds its first aerospace company

2008

Helicopter endurance world record with A-160 Hummingbird

2010

Rotor development for future of Army aviation

2015

Optimum speed propulsion design

2018

Butterfly development begins

2019

Overair spun out of Karem Aircraft

2020

Closed Series A funding led by Hanwha

2023

Butterfly first flight

2025

FAA Type Certification

2026

Entry into commercial service

Leadership

We’ve assembled a leadership and engineering team with deep aerospace experience, including in certification, VTOL, power systems and batteries, and high-volume production.

We’re excited to take on the next chapter in making eVTOL a reality in urban areas.

Ben Tigner

Founder & CEO

Abe Karem

Founder

Bernard Ahyow

Chief Engineer

Josh Aronoff

Head of Business Development

Frank Ferry

Head of Manufacturing Operations

Mat Garcia

Head of Business Operations

Peter Lyons

Head of Certification

Lindsay Miller

Airframe Manufacturing Eng. Lead

Beth Milligan

Head of Human Resources

Jim Orbon

Program Manager

Jenny Richard

Controller

Lilly Sheresh

Head of Procurement

Craig Smith

Product Manager

Peter Sturdza

Flight Sciences Lead

Kelly Tingen

Mechanical Engineering Lead

Jonathan Carter

Jonathan Carter

Aerostructures Engineering Lead