About Kopter Group

Kopter Group was founded in 2007 for the purpose of developing, building and supporting a new generation of turbine helicopters.

With this industrial vision, Kopter Group developed the SH09, guaranteeing to the operator superior operational performance, safety and life cycle economics that make the difference. Delivering best in class hot and high performance, the largest cabin/cargo volumes, outstanding modularity and latest generation electronic systems, the SH09 helicopter is built for the most demanding missions.

Our team

  • Andreas Löwenstein
    Chief Executive Officer
    More than 28 years of experience in top aerospace management functions. Former Deputy Executive VP at Eurocopter. Former Executive VP Strategy, Partnership and CTO at DCNS.
  • Marcel Klaus
    Chief Financial Officer
    More than 30 years of experience in finance, accounting and, controlling experience. Former CFO of Swiss International Airlines. Former Finance Executive in several multinational companies in the IT industry.
  • Stefan Andres
    Chief Programs Officer
    More than 20 years Engineering and Program Management experience in helicopters and fixed wing aircrafts. Engineering career at Aerospace OEMs (Airbus, Eurocopter) and system suppliers.
  • Michele Riccobono
    Executive Vice President Technology
    More than 20 years experience of avionics systems engineering and flight test operations in Leonardo Helicopters. Masters degree in electronics engineering (Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy).
  • Christian Gras
    Chief Customer Officer
    More than 30 years experience in customer relation, product sales and support. Former Executive VP customer support, former Executive VP Sales and Marketing of Eurocopter. Former CEO of American Eurocopter.
  • Jan Nowacki
    Chief Operating Officer
    More than 16 years in top aerospace companies (Eurocopter, Australian Aerospace composites and Airbus). Doctor in Material Sc. (Composites) from the University of Kaiserslautern.
  • Mathias Senes
    Chief Commercial Officer
    Former Commercial Director for Europe and Vice President for South East Asia at Eurocopter. A professional with 25-year experience in Aerospace; with over 400 fixed and rotary wing transactions concluded.
  • Cecile Vion-Lanctuit
    Head of Communications & Marketing
    More than 15 years experience within key aerospace and industry companies. Former Head of Communications of Airbus Helicopters and of Bombardier Transportation, highly involved in marketing activities.
  • Arndt Lapice
    Chief Quality Officer
    The Kopter Group teams have been deeply saddened by the sudden loss of their colleague and friend, Arndt Lapice, on 7 Jan 2018. His leadership role and contributions have been key in the development of the company and SH09 program. Our sincere thoughts are with him and his family.
    More than 15 years of Quality management experience in Aerospace and Industry. Head of Quality in several Aerospace companies in Switzerland. Longstanding industrial experience in Industry in GE and Switzerland.