Jonathan Lovegren Head of Autonomy Wisk
AIAA AVIATION Forum 2023
Jon Lovegren is the Head of Autonomy at Wisk Aero, where he oversees Wisk’s autonomy and airspace integration efforts. He ensures functions and technologies are best allocated across the system and operations, enabling the certification of a safe and scalable autonomous UAM system. He is also shaping Wisk's roadmap from development to verification and certification of this autonomous capability. Jon has spent over a decade building various types of autonomous airborne systems for commercial and defense applications. Most recently, Jon led flight software and simulation development at Vahana, an Airbus-backed eVTOL autonomous air taxi demonstrator. Prior to that, Jon led development of GNC software for commercial UAS at Airware. He is passionate about aviation and is an airplane, helicopter, and paraglider pilot.