About AWEurope


Airborne Wind Europe is the association of the European airborne wind energy industry.

Airborne Wind Europe promotes the generation of energy from high altitude winds by means of airborne wind energy systems. It represents the interests of the airborne wind energy industry as well as academia to decision makers in politics and business, provides reliable and high-quality information and data on airborne wind energy and is coordinating the industry at all levels. Airborne Wind Europe encourages high-level discussions on generation of energy from high-altitude winds by means of kite energy systems, wind drones and other airborne wind energy systems and encourages research, innovation and exchange of technical information among entrepreneurs, suppliers, utilities, developers,  energy consumers, equipment manufacturers, financial institutions and universities.

Working Groups

The following working groups of Airborne Wind Europe have been established:

Working Group 1: Safety and technical guidelines

Working Group 2: Airspace regulation

Working Group 3: Environmental issues

Working Group 4: Communication

Working Group 5: AWEurope Roadmap


Our members are the leading European Airborne Wind Energy companies, universities and research centers, suppliers, customers and supporters of the Airborne Wind Energy industry.

Members are listes in alphabetical order within each category.

Leading Members

Airborne Wind Energy Companies

Universities and Research Centers


Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the governing body of Airborne Wind Europe and consists of representatives of our members.


Jon Gjerde, Kitemill, Chairman

David Ainsworth, KPS, Vice Chairman

Johannes Peschel, Kitepower, Vice Chairman

Pim Breukelmann, Ampyx Power

Lorenzo Fagiano, Politecnico di Milano

Fort Felker, Makani

Roland Schmehl, TU Delft


The executive team members of Airborne Wind Europe work together with our members to achieve the goals of Airborne Wind Europe.

Udo Zillmann

Secretary General

Kristian Petrick

Policy and Regulation

Stefanie Thoms



Airborne Wind Europe
Avenue de la Renaissance 1
1000 Brussels