Helge Munk, Carsten Aa and Lars Dam Jensen have just joined the board of H.C. Andersen Airport.
With their competences, the three strong profiles will help to fulfil the adjusted strategic focus areas around the drone centre and the business park.
Lars Dam Jensen is commercial director at Falck and has the overall responsibility for the drone projects Falck carries out, Carsten Aa, director, LINDØ port of ODENSE, has successfully built up the port's business park, and Helge Munk has through his investments in two drone companies an in-depth knowledge of both the drone area and the start-up environment. And these are among the skills that the three new board members will contribute.
"These are three really strong profiles that we are delighted to be able to attract to the airport," says H.C. Andersen Airport, Kim Kenlev, and adds:
"With the new board, we have added competences that really strengthen the airport. We have an exciting strategy, where the three new board members can especially help us to further accelerate the development of our national drone test centre and the building of a diverse and attractive business park."
The three new board members and the increased focus on the drone test centre and business park are not an indication that aviation is being downgraded.
"It's no secret that parts of the airline industry have struggled during the corona pandemic, but that doesn't change the fact that it remains a strategy we need to develop. That's why the three new board members should be seen more as an expression of the fact that we have needed extra skills to be able to speed up some of the other important areas at the airport. And it is also an expression of the fact that we do not lack competences to the same extent in relation to developing air traffic," says Kim Kenlev and adds:
"The drone test centre and the business park go hand in hand. Our ambition is to create an ecosystem in drone technology with researchers, operators, manufacturers, public authorities, private companies and end-users, creating an attractive synergy for small start-ups as well as large international players - not only in drone technology, but also all the technology that leans on it. It will also help create jobs in Funen."
Ole Bang Nielsen and Jan Falck-Schmidt resign from the Board, so that the new Board of H.C. Andersen Airport consists of Kim Kenlev, Jan Mikal Lokhart, Peter Rahbæk Juel, Morten Andersen, Helge Munk, Carsten Aa and Lars Dam Jensen.