DORONI eVTOL

The future of commuting

Ever since the Wright Brothers proved human flight possible, people have envisioned the convenience and efficiency of soaring over obstacles to get to work, go on vacation, and visit friends and family. The need for autonomous urban aircraft increases every day, as crowding chokes our cities, gridlock stifles our productivity, and car exhaust fumes despoil our air.

Long the subject of fantasy and science fiction, the flying car is about to become reality, thanks to Doroni LLC. Starting in 2016, we have developed and leveraged cutting-edge technology to rapidly build an affordable autonomous urban aircraft that any adult can operate.

Doroni’s mission is to provide a an easy-to-maneuver/control, environmentally friendly, economical mode of transportation solution. The Doroni flying car will deliver you, your loved ones, and your property safely to your destination in a fraction of the time it takes to drive and with little impact on the environment with low maintenance.

ABOUT US

The Doroni Team - Who We Are

The Doroni Team is transforming the way the world commutes, works, and plays. We are helping define the future of urban air mobility championed by the Federal Aviation Administration, academia, potential customers, and visionary investors like you. Our personal flying vehicle offers a safe, easy, inexpensive, and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional automobile transportation.

  • COMPANY LEADERSHIP

    A serial entrepreneur and problem solver, Doron Merdinger is Doroni LLC’s founder, chief executive officer, and owner.  After graduating from the New York University’s renowned Stern School of Business, Merdinger embarked on a successful career starting and expanding his own companies and managing eight-figure firms to unprecedented revenue growth. Over the last 25 years, he has gained vast experience in management, product design, manufacturing, sales, and vendor relationships. These experiences guided his design and engineering of the company’s single-seat, electric-powered hovering vehicle that served as the inspiration and forerunner of the Doroni flying car prototype. His vision continues to provide the foundation of Doroni mission.
    A well-regarded collaborator and communicator, Merdinger has assembled a best-in-class technical team whose complementary expertise and experiences are leading the way to bringing practical personal urban flying vehicles to fruition.
  • TECHNOLOGY TEAM

    International team composed of some of the brightest minds in the industry from the United States, United Kingdom and Ukraine. With advanced degrees in software, systems, aerospace, electrical, electronic, aerodynamic, and electric vehicle engineering from the world’s most prestigious universities. Each has compiled an enviable track record in identifying, customizing, and applying robust technologies to the challenges involved in building a personal flying vehicle.

Doron Merdinger - CEO, Founder

CEO, Founder

A serial entrepreneur and problem solver, Doron Merdinger is Doroni LLC’s founder, chief executive officer, and owner.  After graduating from the New York University’s renowned Stern School of Business, Merdinger embarked on a successful career starting and expanding his own companies and managing eight-figure firms to unprecedented revenue growth. Over the last 25 years, he has gained vast experience in management, product design, manufacturing, sales, and vendor relationships. These experiences guided his design and engineering of the company’s single-seat, electric-powered hovering vehicle that served as the inspiration and forerunner of the Doroni flying car prototype. His vision continues to provide the foundation of Doroni mission.  A well-regarded collaborator and communicator, Merdinger has assembled a best-in-class technical team whose complementary expertise and experiences are leading the way to bringing practical personal urban flying vehicles to fruition.  Served in the Israeli Air Force.  Honor student. Bs. Stern school of Business, New York University.

Roman Antonov - Chief Mechanical Design Engineer

Aerodynamics and Mechanical Engineer

Roman Antonov has over fifteen years of experience in the Aerospace Engineering field. He is responsible for fluid dynamic calculations, mechanical design and integration of all components of design into one device. Mr. Antonov worked in one of the largest aircraft engineering companies in the world(Antonov Design Bureau), participated in design and production of a drones, monowheel, hoverboard, electric bike, electric trucks. He developed extensive experience as Chief Technical Officer and Chief Executive Officer in private firms.  Mr. Antonov attended National Aviation University in Ukraine where he earned his Master degree in Aerospace Engineering with Honors.

Czar Balangue -Chief Systems Development Engineer

Software and Systems Engineer

Czar Balangue has over 6 years mixed experience in software and electronics engineering.  His experience extends to embedded software development for research and development of unmanned aircraft systems, consumer electronics and medical devices. He has also taken on roles as a systems engineer in some of his aerospace projects and leading the software and electronics development. He has worked for various drone tech start-ups, a flight simulation company, consumer electronics design and manufacturer and a consultancy firm.  MEng (HONS) Digital Communications and Electronics, University of Hertfordshire. United Kingdom.

Oleg Sukhovii

Aerodynamics and Mechanical Engineer

Oleg Sukhovii has over fifteen years of experience in the Aerospace Engineering field. He is responsible for mechanical design, ergonomics, and integration of all components of design in one device. Mr. Sukhovii worked in one of the largest aircraft engineering companies in the world (Antonov Design Bureau). He developed extensive experience as an Engineer of Technical Department (AAL Group Ltd.)  during repair and modernization of helicopters and as Chief Engineer at a private firm. Mr. Sukhovii developed and implemented the production of technical equipment for miners in a private company, participated in design and production of a drone, electric bike, industrial laser lighting equipment. Mr. Sukhovii attended National Aviation University in Ukraine where he earned his Master degree in Aerospace Engineering.

Derek Barger

Electrical and Electronics Engineer

Since 2003 Derek Barger has been making the world's quickest and fastest batteries. Derek has made improvements with every generation of battery pack design. Working with many different cell manufactures has made the racing batteries safer and more powerful. Derek has multiple Electric vehicle records as World Record HTS Battery Packs First Ever in History 6.94sec @ 201.37mph 1/4mile.He has engineered and created his own custom racing testing equipment and special racing assemble equipment to make higher power battery packs possible. He has been pushing the limits of battery and power delivery tech with each new vehicle. He has specialized in: Battery Management Systems (BMS) for racing applications, Custom tooling, Cell Welding, Cell Assembly, Racing Battery pack Building, Electric Vehicles, Race Vehicles, Battery Integration, Performance. He has Built batteries for the renowned Orange county choppers Tulsa Technology Center-Lemley Campus Field of Study Electrical and Electronics Engineering Pickens Technical College.

Charles Boyd

Test Pilot

Charles Boyd has over 20 years in the Aviation Industry and has accumulated over 14,000 hours of flight time. Building, modifying, and improving remote control vehicles and aircraft for 30years.  Part 107 Remote Pilot and Part 135 Private Air Charter Current and Qualified. Holds a First-Class Medical, ATP Certificate, and multiple type ratings on various aircraft.  Initiated and assisted in developing company and FAA industry safety standards.  As a captain, he is responsible for the safe operation of the aircraft, weight and balance, performance calculations, preflight and post flight operations, along with ensuring proper maintenance has been performed. 

OUR PRODUCT

Built on proven drone technology, the Doroni personal flying car is a electric, vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicle compact enough to store and recharge in a two-car garage and light enough to be towed by the family sedan.

The craft boasts a heavy-duty 400-pound capacity and can be flown by an onboard pilot or remote-control, providing the utmost in customization, payload and passenger options:

Features

Timeline

2016 - 2019 Phase 1 - DORONI ACHIEVES TAKEOFF

Doroni’s team has designed, built and lifted off the ground a 643 pound, full scale, single seat, prototype eVTOL. This includes: Successfully tested conceptual design of personal e-VTOL. Designed and built the fundamental systems architecture for flight systems: Systems Monitoring, Flight Control, Fail Safe triggers. Designed, built and approved Doroni’s battery architecture and wiring.  Checked control and propulsion systems, confirmed our fluid dynamic calculations and control system firmware. Performed several hovering tests which confirmed the direction of our next steps, choice of materials and electrical motors. Designed the next step-the Doroni’s commercial product: Adding airfoil surfaces which generates additional lift for horizontal flight. Optimize fuselage shape to minimize drag, thereby increasing the overall lift of the aircraft and hence increasing energy efficiency. Increase horizontal speed and minimize energy consumption for horizontal flight by adding props pushers. Increase payload to 400 pound to enable two seater configuration.

2019 - Present - COMMERCIAL PRODUCT

Gathering insights our team gained in building and deploying the prototype enabled us to immediately begin engineering and patenting our two-sitter commercial product.

Doroni’s team plans to customize the flying car for uses other than personal transportation – commercial, industrial, recreational, emergency services, armed forces and more.

We relish the opportunity to meet the challenges presented by the fast-paced and continuously evolving transportation and aviation industries.

THE POTENTIAL

What we see:

As population expansion is taking place, we understand that even with the popularity of autonomous cars there is an urgent need to revolutionize our wheels-based forms of transportation. Mankind has been destroying beautiful terrain and polluting the air just to create transportation pathways, while above ground there are endless unutilized routes available. We see the future going wheel less, where each one of us will travel with a Doroni. The technology is already there to support an eco-friendly, easy, affordable, fast, efficient and safe way of commuting.

And we are already doing it...

According to Global Electric VTOL (eVTOL) Aircraft Market - Analysis and Forecast, 2025-2035 from BIS Research, the electric VTOL aircraft market is estimated to reach $524 million by 2025 and is projected to reach $1.9 billion by 2035. That’s a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.75 percent.  Much of that growth is expected to come as the personal flying vehicle niche claims transportation market share from traditional modes such as automobiles, rideshare, taxicabs, public transportation, and airlines.

According to BIS Research Lead Analyst Sudheer Uniyal, “The U.S. is one of the most prominent countries with a considerable potential for the growth of the global eVTOL aircraft market. In 2025, the U.S. is expected to dominate the global eVTOL aircraft market, acquiring the maximum market share.”

But that is just the beginning. A Morgan Stanley report, Are Flying Cars Preparing for Takeoff? VTOLs “could also open up a whole new world of business across multiple sectors.” That potential, according the investment firm’s analysts point to a worldwide market of $1.5 trillion by 2040. Some analysts are even more bullish, foreseeing a market or nearly $3 trillion.

INVEST

Venture capitalists searching for the next untapped innovation should consider Doroni’s potential. We have successfully completed Phase 1 of product development.  Our working prototype – built and tested on shoestring seed funding from our founder, proves the worthiness of our technology, the feasibility of our design, and the viability of our business model. Design and development of the production model is already underway.

DORONI eVTOL

The future of commuting