The Vision behind Volocopter

From Prototype to pioneer

Here at Volocopter we make the dream of electric flight come true. Our aircraft offer affordable solutions to transport both goods and people to their destination – emission-free and in a more sustainable and efficient way than ever before. Together with the sophisticated ecosystem we create to complement our air taxis, we open up a whole new perspective on and for the city. By offering all-electric flights over cities, we make room on the streets. By interconnecting multiple important transport hubs, we help speed up urban endeavors.

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Where the magic happens Locations & figures

Volocopter is constantly growing. We currently employ more than 500 people in our offices in Bruchsal, Munich, and Singapore – and we’re not done yet! Bruchsal is where it all began, and it’s now home to our headquarters and three more testing and development sites. This is where we focus on our VoloCity. Meanwhile, our Munich location is dedicated primarily to developing our heavy-lift product, the VoloDrone, and future projects such as the VoloConnect. Our newest office is located in Singapore and it oversaw the construction of the world’s first VoloPort prototype in the Lion City. We are also mapping out our launch for one of the first urban air taxi services in the world.

Our dream of enabling electric flight is something we have been pursuing for more than a decade. Today, we are an aircraft manufacturer, an airline, and a pioneer in one. Backed by talented people and strong partners, we will bring urban air mobility to life. We aim to launch commercial flights in Paris and Singapore in the next 2–3 years. And we are beyond excited.

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.

2021
Volocopter commits to launching air taxi services in Singapore

2019
Design Organisation Approval by EASA

2019
Presentation of the VoloDrone

2019
Crewed flight over Singapore’s Marina Bay

2019
Unveiling of the first VoloPort prototype

2019
Temporarily integrated into air traffic at Helsinki Int. Airport

2017
World’s first autonomous air taxi flight over Dubai

2016
Original Volocopter aircraft earns first permit for crewed flight

 

2011
Volocopter makes aviation history

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Our Future Shapers The Volocopter Leadership Team

After completing his degree in Business Engineering, Florian started his career as a top management consultant with primarily international assignments in the US and Asia. Before dedicating himself to mobility, he was creating technology start-ups for Siemens, repeatedly overcoming the challenges of the innovator’s dilemma. Since joining Volocopter as employee number five in 2015, Florian has been shaping the emergence of urban air mobility and leading Volocopter’s team in strategically positioning its technology and services for international markets.

Christian Bauer has 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.

Arnaud Coville is an engineer with a PhD in automatic control and robotics and counts almost three decades of experience in the aviation industry. He has been actively involved in developing aircraft from Helicopters (H135), regional jets (CRJ700 and 728) to large aircraft (A350 and A380) for companies including Safran, Fairchild Dornier, Diehl Avionik, and Airbus Helicopter.

Christian Bauer has 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.

With his vast experience and leadership in past financing rounds, Christian is well poised to serve Volocopter as interim Chief Financial Officer.

Alexander Oelling brings his entrepreneurial experience and technical expertise to Volocopter as Chief Digital Officer. He started his career with the invention of the BigData database engine GraphDB. After founding companies focusing on digitalization, such as Sensorberg, he also served as Chief Technical Officer for Looping Group and Gamers Academy. At Volocopter, he spearheads the digitization of the urban air mobility (UAM) ecosystem and applies his technical and leadership skills to promote a future-proof solution to mobility in cities around the world.

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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Dreamed mobility team Partners & investors

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.

Volocopter partners and investors

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