Self-Description

Volocopter is the global leader in the development of electrical vertical take-off and landing multicopters (eVTOL) as air taxis to fly people safely to their destination. The technical platform is extremely flexible and permits piloted, remote controlled, and fully autonomous flight. In addition, the unique design offers unprecedented degrees of safety based on the high level of redundancy in all critical components. As early as 2011 the company earned its entry into the history of aviation through the manned flight of the world’s first purely electrical multicopter. Since then, the young enterprise has set new milestones: in 2016 Volocopter obtained provisional licensing for a two-seater Volocopter from the German aviation authorities, and in 2017 the aviation start-up showcased the first ever autonomous flight of an urban air taxi in cooperation with RTA Dubai. In the meantime, the founders Stephan Wolf and Alexander Zosel have gathered an effective team of experienced managers like CEO Florian Reuter, CTO Jan-Hendrik Boelens, and CFO Rene Griemens. This has paved the way for the further expansion of the company. Daimler and Intel are among the investors in the company.

Primary Company Info

Headquarters:
Bruchsal, Germany
Country:
Germany
Year Founded:
2011
Company Segment:
Electric, Flying & Autonomous Vehicles

NC Company Overview

Volocopter is an aviation and engineering company that has ambitious aims of revolutionizing personal transportation by introducing the world’s first manned fully electric multicopters. Volocopter’s VX2 model aircraft is fully licensed for manned flight and is designed to be safe, fully electric, and quiet. The aim of the company is for these aircraft to pave the way for a future in which air taxi services within cities can be used to significantly reduce traffic and pollution, improve air quality, reduce carbon emissions and energy consumption, and provide people with a faster and more convenient way to get around. The copters can be controlled remotely, can fly autonomously, or can be operated using simple joystick controls. Volocopter, based in Stuttgart, Germany began development of their manned multicopters in 2011 and demonstrated a proof of concept months later. In 2016, the Volocopter VX2 was granted a permit to fly and became the world’s first electric manned multicopter to be licensed. In 2017, the Volocopter was first tested as an air taxi solution in the harshest possible climate conditions, in Dubai City. As of June 2019, Volocopter is continuing the development and testing of the electronic multicopters, with a view to introducing them as a viable urban personal transport solution.

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