Founded in January 2012, in Sebastian Florida, Rud Aero’s goal is to build a new generation of lighter, stronger aircraft made entirely of carbon fiber. It already has two planes flying, an unlimited aerobatic plane and side by side aerobatic. This was accomplished within the first two years.
Rud Aero’s founder, Taras Rud, started in business providing logistical support for the U.S. military in Afghanistan. After receiving a Masters degrees in Civil Engineering and International Relations, Taras moved to Florida to attend flight training schools and study aerobatics.
In 2012, Taras opened a 35,000 sq. ft. prototyping & facility in Sebastian Florida. The facility is equipped with a 30’ long PAR systems 5-axis mill, machine shop and environmentally controlled laminating rooms. He staffed this facility with engineers and technicians from from the Space Coast along with expert boat builders.
This high tech facility is located near the Sebastian Municipal Airport where the aircraft are flown and tested.