About

Who we are

SkyFive is headquartered in Munich, Germany and was established as a spin-off from Nokia when it purchased their Air-To-Ground (A2G) assets in 2019. SkyFive provides true broadband connectivity services and technology to airlines and other aircraft operators in key aviation markets worldwide. Our disruptive A2G solution and unique competence constitutes a new crossover between aviation and telecommunications. Our team has led this technology from early research to large-scale implementation in multiple regions around the world.

What we do

SkyFive provides high-speed broadband services for the aviation industry, based on its patented Air-To-Ground (A2G) solution that leverages standard mobile network components. A2G is the only technology that can meet the ever-increasing demand for broadband connectivity in the sky. It delivers bandwidth significantly cheaper than satellite systems and flexibly scales to address the future connectivity needs of Commercial Airlines, Business Jet operators, and providers of Urban Air Mobility.

Who we work with

Aviation partners

Telecommunications partners

Ground network partners

Company Mission

Our mission is to provide reliable high performance broadband services to all aircraft through innovative solutions.

Company Vision

SkyFive's Vision is to be the world’s leading broadband provider of the skies

Leadership Team

Thorsten Robrecht

Chief Executive Officer

Thorsten is co-founder and Managing Director of SkyFive. He previously spent 19 years with Nokia in telecommunications, holding several Vice President and other senior management roles and leading the company’s expansion into adjacent vertical industries. 

Prior to Nokia, Thorsten spent 7 years with Airbus, leading Avionics for Eurocopter. Thorsten holds a Master of Science in Aeronautics and Space Engineering.

Dr. Michael Ohm

Chief Technology Officer

Michael is co-founder and Managing Director of SkyFive. He previously spent 11 years with Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent, leading A2G from early-stage business development to full-scale commercial deployment of the European Aviation Network. 
Before, Michael conducted communications technology research in Nokia Bell Labs and at the University of Stuttgart for 7 years. He holds a PhD in Telecommunications.

Dirk Lindemeier

Chief Commercial Officer

Dirk is co-founder and Managing Director of SkyFive. He previously spent 19 years with Nokia in telecommunications, leading several early-stage innovation projects to commercialization, including the launch of Nokia’s first Multi-access Edge Computing product. 
Prior to Nokia, Dirk spent 10 years in military aviation, and enjoys being a pilot still today. He holds a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering.

Dr. Ammar Khan

Chief Operations Officer

Ammar is Managing Director of SkyFive. He previously spent almost a decade with Inmarsat innovating and leading large scale satellite communication and air to ground communication programmes. He initiated and created the European Aviation Network that resulted in providing powerful in-flight connectivity solution across the European airspace. 
Prior to Inmarsat, Ammar lead technology research at University of Surrey in hybrid satellite/terrestrial systems for 5 years. He holds PhD in Mobile and Satellite Communications.

Dr. Jürgen Meffert

Business Angel and Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Prof. Dr. Christoph von Einem

Business Angel and Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Sébastien Weber

Member of the Supervisory Board

Andreas Peiker

Member of the Supervisory Board

Dr. Ahmad Mokhles

Member of the Supervisory Board

Dr. Lothar Stein

Business Angel and Member of the Supervisory Board


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