Like the trailblazers who have taken to the skies before us, our hearts are set on changing the course of human history.


Our mission is simple, yet critical:

Open the world to the possibilities of flight.


Our sights are fixed on even broader horizons — a future where we go beyond personal aviation to serve the greater good. Whether our aircraft support a search and rescue mission or help manage forest fires, Pivotal technology holds untold potential.


Will you be next to join us in the skies?

Timeline

  • Pivotal launches sales of Helix, its first production aircraft

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  • Opener introduces the Helix and becomes Pivotal.

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  • Tim Lum receives first customer delivery of a BlackFly

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  • BlackFly returns to EAA AirVenture 2022 with more human-operated flights

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  • BlackFly makes its airshow human flight debut to over 600,000 people at EAA AirVenture

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  • 30,000 miles flown in BlackFly aircraft

  • BlackFly makes its first human-operated flight

  • BlackFly Generation 3 takes its first flight

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  • BlackFly Generation 2 takes its first flight

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  • Opener relocates to Palo Alto, California

  • BlackFly Generation 1 takes its first flight

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  • Marcus Leng takes first flight in a proof-of-concept vehicle in Ontario, Canada

    First Flight

Leadership Team

  • Ken Karklin

    Ken Karklin

    CEO

    Ken brings decades of leadership experience in the engineering, aircraft, and robotic systems spaces to his role as Pivotal's CEO. He holds eight US patents for technology innovations, and earned an executive certificate from MIT Sloan School of Management.

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  • Jon Campagna

    Jon Campagna

    CFO

    Jon has over two decades of financial leadership in both public and private aerospace and space travel companies, including leading Virgin Galactic's successful transition from a private to a publicly-traded company. He also holds a CPA license in the state of California.

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Board of Directors

  • Alan Eustace

    Alan Eustace

    Board Chair and Technical Advisor

    An alum of Google from the early startup days, Alan has spent his career developing pocket computing, power and energy management solutions, and advancing internet performance. He's also held the world record for the highest-altitude free-fall jump since 2014.

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  • Ken Karklin

    Ken Karklin

    CEO

    Ken brings decades of leadership experience in the engineering, aircraft, and robotic systems spaces to his role as Pivotal's CEO. He holds eight US patents for technology innovations, and earned an executive certificate from MIT Sloan School of Management.

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  • Cyrus Sigari

    Cyrus Sigari

    Board Member

    Sigari is a global leader in the business of private aviation. He is Co-founder and Managing Partner of venture capital firm UP.Partners, in addition to being a flight instructor rated on 13 types of jets, an Ironman triathlete, and a self-admitted adventure junkie.

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Technical Advisors

  • Alan Eustace

    Alan Eustace

    Board Chair and Technical Advisor

    An alum of Google from the early startup days, Alan has spent his career developing pocket computing, power and energy management solutions, and advancing internet performance. He's also held the world record for the highest-altitude free-fall jump since 2014.

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  • Ed Lu

    Ed Lu

    Advisor

    Ed has flown on two Space Shuttle flights, a Soyuz flight, and served aboard the International Space Station. He's currently the Executive Director of the B612 Foundation Asteroid Institute, a co-founder of LeoLabs, and a member of the SpaceX Safety Advisory Panel for crewed flights.

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Founder

  • Marcus Leng

    Marcus Leng

    Founder

    Marcus never stopped thinking about flight after earning his recreational pilot's license at 18, even as he built and sold his own successful manufacturing company. A post-retirement epiphany about the possibility of technology applied to air travel inspired the invention of award-winning aviation technologies, and eventually the BlackFly and the Helix.

EYES ON THE SKY