WELCOME TO
THE 3rd DIMENSION

MILESTONES

The dream of flight is as old as humanity itself. Although many hurdles have been overcome, the last and decisive one is yet to come: Flying for everyone, on any occasion, anytime. Precisely this democratization of air travel is our goal and is nothing less than a revolution in mobility as we have known it so far.

THE WORLD’S FIRST AUTONOMOUS AIR TAXI

2017: World premiere in Dubai City: The Volocopter takes off on a test flight under the harshest climatic conditions.

THE VOLOCOPTER IS GRANTED ITS PERMIT TO FLY

2016: In its capacity as the world’s first ever manned, fully electrical multicopter and by one of the most stringent air traffic regulators in existence.

THE FIRST HUMAN BEING TAKES OFF COMPLETELY ELECTRICALLY

2011: Just a few months after the initial idea there is proof that it works.

“For those determined to fly, having no wings is just a little detail.”

OUR VISION

The need for individual mobility will continue to rise sharply in the future. Traffic congestion, emissions and extremely high costs for infrastructure are already pushing cities to their limits. Social challenges of this magnitude require a new perspective at times. In our case: The view towards the third dimension. We want to make every human being’s dream of flying come true and help modern cities resolve increasing mobility issues.

Our Volocopter saves time, is exceptionally safe, free of emissions and quiet. It is the most contemporary means of transport for cities worldwide.
We believe: Flight for all should not remain a dream but become a reality. At Volocopter, many bright minds work at this daily. What unites us is the pleasure of designing the future with our own hands, the conviction that means of transport should be secure and deployable in everyday life and last but not least the passion for elegant technical solutions.

The need for individual mobility will continue to rise sharply in the future. Traffic congestion, emissions and extremely high costs for infrastructure are already pushing cities to their limits. Social challenges of this magnitude require a new perspective at times. In our case: The view towards the third dimension. We want to make every human being’s dream of flying come true and help modern cities resolve increasing mobility issues.

Our Volocopter saves time, is exceptionally safe, free of emissions and quiet. It is the most contemporary means of transport for cities worldwide.<br>We believe: Flight for all should not remain a dream but become a reality. At Volocopter, many bright minds work at this daily. What unites us is the pleasure of designing the future with our own hands, the conviction that means of transport should be secure and deployable in everyday life and last but not least the passion for elegant technical solutions.

FUTURE-SHAPERS
FLORIAN REUTER
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO)
Following a degree in business engineering and a number of years as management consultant he was most recently responsible for the development of technologystart-ups as Venture Manager in central research with Siemens AG Munich. He now applies his many years of experience in the strategic positioning of High-Tech innovations within international markets to Volocopter GmbH.
JAN-HENDRIK BOELENS
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER (CTO)
At Airbus he lead the development of electrical systems for helicopters and has long term experience in the international aviation industry. As Chief Engineer he managed several transnational development projects pertaining to helicopters and can boast a wide range of experience in safety-critical software development.
ALEXANDER ZOSEL
CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER
In 1981, aged just 15, he construed and built one of the first skateboard halfpipes in Germany together with a few friends. Whilst studying for his degree in civil engineering he developed his first patent and in his capacity as “Serial Entrepreneur” and self made man he is now an entrepreneur through and through. With his enthusiasm and his firm belief in his vision regarding mobility of the future in the third dimension he brings much innovative buzz to the whole team.
STEPHAN WOLF
CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF SOFTWARE ADVISOR
After over 25 years of experience in software development, including for Siemens in industrial automation, various awards and publications, Stephan developed the concept of a manned multicopter in 2011. Network technology as his main emphasis led him to the vision of a distributed redundant system which today constitutes the central nervous system of the Volocopter. With his technical foresight he is a sparring partner for our development teams. He and fellow founder Alex Zosel know each other since they were adolescents together in the skateboard halfpipe.
LUKASZ GADOWSKI
CHAIRMAN
Experienced entrepreneur and investor. Founded and led or invested in numerous successful European internet companies, amongst them Spreadshirt, Point Nine Capital, Gruenderszene, Kaeuferportal and Mister Spex. As Chairman he set up both, Lieferheld and Delivery Hero, which later merged to Delivery Hero and today are listed on the German stock exchange and are active in more the 40 countries. He contributes his expertise in fundraising as well as building global enterprises.
FLORIAN REUTER
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO)
Following a degree in business engineering and a number of years as management consultant he was most recently responsible for the development of technologystart-ups as Venture Manager in central research with Siemens AG Munich. He now applies his many years of experience in the strategic positioning of High-Tech innovations within international markets to Volocopter GmbH.
JAN-HENDRIK BOELENS
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER (CTO)
At Airbus he lead the development of electrical systems for helicopters and has long term experience in the international aviation industry. As Chief Engineer he managed several transnational development projects pertaining to helicopters and can boast a wide range of experience in safety-critical software development.
ALEXANDER ZOSEL
CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER
In 1981, aged just 15, he construed and built one of the first skateboard halfpipes in Germany together with a few friends. Whilst studying for his degree in civil engineering he developed his first patent and in his capacity as “Serial Entrepreneur” and self made man he is now an entrepreneur through and through. With his enthusiasm and his firm belief in his vision regarding mobility of the future in the third dimension he brings much innovative buzz to the whole team.
STEPHAN WOLF
CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF SOFTWARE ADVISOR
After over 25 years of experience in software development, including for Siemens in industrial automation, various awards and publications, Stephan developed the concept of a manned multicopter in 2011. Network technology as his main emphasis led him to the vision of a distributed redundant system which today constitutes the central nervous system of the Volocopter. With his technical foresight he is a sparring partner for our development teams. He and fellow founder Alex Zosel know each other since they were adolescents together in the skateboard halfpipe.
LUKASZ GADOWSKI
CHAIRMAN
Experienced entrepreneur and investor. Founded and led or invested in numerous successful European internet companies, amongst them Spreadshirt, Point Nine Capital, Gruenderszene, Kaeuferportal and Mister Spex. As Chairman he set up both, Lieferheld and Delivery Hero, which later merged to Delivery Hero and today are listed on the German stock exchange and are active in more the 40 countries. He contributes his expertise in fundraising as well as building global enterprises.