The Vision behind Volocopter

From Prototype to pioneer

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Volocopter is the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), an emerging branch of fully electric aviation. Our aspiration to make the dream of electric flight come true has resulted in a trio of aircraft. Our air taxis, cargo drones, and longer-range passenger aircraft will offer alternative, affordable transit solutions – emission-free and more sustainably and efficiently than before. For more than 10 years, we have been enhancing our initial prototype to build a sophisticated ecosystem that will complement our air taxis, thus opening up a whole new perspective on and for the city. By offering all-electric flights over megacities across the globe, we will make more room on the streets, thus relieving congestion, pollution, and other big-city hassles. Interconnected key transport hubs will allow us to ferry passengers across major cities more easily and sustainably than before

Where the magic happens

+500 employees
in our offices
6 office locations
across the globe
+2,000 test flights
and counting

Our history Volocopter's evolution

In just ten years we have come further than anybody else in eVTOL history. It all began in 2011, with our now famous prototype. Take a look at the key milestones we’ve achieved over the years.

Vertiport Testbed for European Urban Air Mobility Testing Inaugurated in Paris

Volocopter’s 4-seater aircraft takes first flight

Successful first public flight of VoloDrone

Volocopter takes to the skies at EAA AirVenture

secures Production Organisation Approval

Volocopter commits to launching air taxi services in Singapore

Design Organisation Approval by EASA

Presentation of the VoloDrone

Crewed flight over Singapore’s Marina Bay

Unveiling of the first VoloPort prototype

Temporarily integrated into air traffic at Helsinki Int. Airport

World’s first autonomous air taxi flight over Dubai

Original Volocopter aircraft earns first permit for crewed flight


Volocopter makes aviation history


Our Future Shapers The Volocopter Leadership Team

With a career spanning over 25 years and five continents, Dirk has led digitalization projects in the aviation, automotive, and technology industries. He started his career in Paris at Renault and subsequently worked 20 years at Siemens, where he held various C-level executive positions. Most recently Dirk was the CEO of Airbus Defence and Space, where he also sat on Airbus’ Global Executive Committee. Dirk serves on the Board of Directors of Spire Global and Solaredge, as well as on the Voyager Space Advisory Board. He is an alumnus of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leader Program.

Christian Bauer has more than 15 years of experience in the mobility sector. He worked for Daimler in various functions including Business Development and M&A, where he participated in merger, venture, fundraising and IPO projects including Airbus, myTaxi, HERE Technologies, Renault/Nissan and others. Before joining Volocopter he was heading a department for High-Tech cooperations at Mercedes-Benz, pushing to bring innovations to series maturity. An economist and information technologist by training, Christian is responsible for all commercial aspects at Volocopter and making Urban Air Mobility Services an integral part of transportation systems across the globe.

A true rotorcraft enthusiast since he first joined the aviation industry, Sebastian was one of the masterminds behind the first Airbus eVTOL concept. After a lengthy stint at Airbus Helicopters, he chose to follow his desire to innovate electric air taxis. This prompted him to join Volocopter and look at UAM from a startup perspective. Since joining, he has built the Munich branch of Volocopter from the ground up, brought the VoloRegion from concept to first flight in record time, and is now leading the entire tech organization to even greater success.

A linguist and interpreter by training, Lucie Prinz spent the first ten years of her career in a wide variety of roles overseeing partners and projects at the Royal Bank of Scotland across Europe and Asia. She is a communicator at heart and brings this passion to life in her role as Chief People Officer. When she is not building up the global team that will bring urban air mobility to life, she spends time with her young family.

An Aerospace Engineer by training, Oliver Reinhardt has played an instrumental role to more than 9 aircraft certification projects in the past 25 years. As CTO at Flight Design, he managed the Design Organization setup and certified, manufactured, and delivered aircraft to 42 countries world-wide. In addition, he served as industry representative on several major international Aviation Rulemaking Committees. At Volocopter, Oliver combines his aviation and additional automotive background to manage all product and corporate certification aspects, along with the Quality, Risk, Safety, and Compliance Management Systems.

After graduating with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Andreas joined top global aerospace company Airbus. Over several decades of loyal service, he applied himself to various areas of the company, thus amassing a considerable and wide range of solid experience across multiple aviation disciplines. Andreas began his career in design and has since traversed specializations including development, project and program management, and manufacturing. In particular, his work in customer fulfilment has equipped him with excellent tools that will feed into helping him ensure the VoloCity is the resounding success it’s poised to be.

At Volocopter, Andreas is the man in charge of driving the industrialization of our VoloCity air taxi and ensuring its readiness for entry into service.

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It’s great to believe in an idea, but it’s nothing short of magical when others share your vision. Here are just some of our strong partners and investors who also creating entirely new things.

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