Wildau/Salzburg – Of the internationally operating aircraft designers, only a few achieve a degree of awareness that extends beyond the small circle of professional colleagues. To this rare species belongs without question Reiner Stemme. The aircraft manufacturer graduated from the Berlin evening grammar school in 1963 and studied physics at the Technische Universität Berlin until 1969. He then set up a laser company in Switzerland and completed his doctorate at the University of Bern. Until 1985 he was Managing Director of the VDI Technology Center, founded Stemme AG in 1984 and Reiner Stemme Utility Air-Systems GmbH in 2013. He was involved in the development and construction of work, research and observation aircraft. The alumni program of the TU Berlin quotes him with his entrepreneurial motto: „Take the heart in your hands and jump.“

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