Exactly one year ago, on 26th June 2017, we decided to become the Third Element Aviation GmbH. A good reason to celebrate!

A lot has happened in the passed year: our first successful product ConVecDro went on the market, we were at the “Hannover Messe”, moved to our new location, got new team members, found new business partners and initiated many new projects. As a result, we do not only offer mapping and surveying solutions, but also support for pilots during offshore challenges and innovative solutions for the detection of landmines with radar technology.

Everyday we put all our effort into the implementation of these exciting projects to expand our service portfolio. We look forward to the future with many more fascinating ideas and challenges.

Stay tuned!


In the name of Third Element Aviation, we are proud to announce taking another major step forward. As of April 10 out company will have a new home. Totaling almost 400 square meters of offices, production, development and warehouse, our new seat will be in Bielefeld’s Elsternstraße.

The close link to the technology center Bielefeld, the great traffic connection and the central location were not the only motivation behind this move.

The building itself is ideal for our demands and allows for an even better connection of vital processes like development, production and sales. Further the generous space has enough potential for expansions and bigger projects.

We could not be happier!  

Starting from the first research into elements in Ancient Greece, the five elements earth, water, air, fire and aether were the key components on which everything was based on. In this context, air is usually listed as the third element.

Looking at the development of technology, similar approaches can be found. After roaming the earth and developing seafaring to cross the seas, the air was the third “element” that was explored and conquered by men through aviation.

Third Element hence is a synonym for air, aviation and for the inner drive to conquer this “element” through technology.

In early 2017 Benjamin Wiens and Marius Schröder left their former employer, one of the oldest and most established professional drone manufacturers in Germany, and decided to stand on their own two feet.

Their vision

To create, produce and market drones that are perfectly tailored for professional demands and applications.

All existing solutions on the market were pretty good, some of them showing interesting innovations, but none of them was even close to their vision. The market was still lacking highly professional, certified and rigid systems, hindering many potential users from integrating drones into their applications and workflows.

Together with robotics expert Blue Ocean Robotics from Odense, Denmark, the two entrepreneurs founded Third Element Aviation GmbH i.G. on 21.03.2017 in Bielefeld. Besides seed capital, the partnership to Denmark also brought in extensive know-how in workflow integration, programming and automation.

On the other hand Blue Ocean were missing an airborne supplement to their stationary and ground-bound systems. With these synergies behind them, all three parties signed the shareholders agreement and started into a great future.