• OPENER Names Ben Diachun as CEO

    OPENER Press Release:

    OPENER Names Ben Diachun as Chief Executive Officer

    Expanding Operations, Bringing BlackFly to Market

    Palo Alto, CA, Jan. 14, 2020 -- OPENER, a pioneer of aerial vehicles for consumer travel, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ben Diachun as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). OPENER is producing...

  • eVTOL Corporate Leadership Moves

    Vertiflite May/June 2019

    Opener Names Ben Diachun President

    Opener, the developer of the BlackFly electric Personal Aerial Vehicle (ePAV) for consumer travel, has appointed a president, Ben Diachun, the company announced on April 2. He will report to Marcus Leng, Opener founder and CEO. Diachun comes from Scaled Composites; Burt Rutan lauded Diachun,...

  • Opener BlackFly Debuts at Oshkosh

    Opener BlackFly Debuts at Oshkosh

    By Kenneth I. Swartz

    Vertiflite, Sept/Oct 2018

    On July 12, Opener shocked the world by announcing that its BlackFly was the first US- and Canadian-qualified fixed-wing ultralight eVTOL. The company showed stunning video and off-the-charts performance. Here’s the inside...

  • Opener BlackFly

    Opener, Inc.
    Palo Alto, California, USA

    On July 12, 2018, Opener unveiled its BlackFly personal air vehicle, which is fully-qualified to FAA Part 103 ultralight standards. Based on FAA ultralight restrictions, the BlackFly is limited to a maximum speed of 62 mph (100 km/h) and 25 miles (40 km), however its maximum performance characteristics are significantly more than this, as shown in the specifications...