Bringing everyone closer to everything.
Odys Aviation is dedicated to building the future of travel. We are developing and building vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft. Using hybrid-electric technology, we're forging the next step in commercial aviation, cutting travel times in half on some of the world’s most traveled routes while significantly reducing the industry's carbon footprint.
We envision the skies of tomorrow as home to aircraft that are sustainable, efficient, and capable of serving communities far and wide. Our plans are revolutionary, bridging the gap between existing technology and full-electric aviation, bringing visions of the aviation industry's future to life.
Our mission is to build safe, sustainable aircraft to reduce travel time on the world's busiest corridors.
We create practical solutions that are better alternatives to traditional airplanes that utilize fuel-burning engines. We focus on missions suitable for widespread adoption and design our technology for all travelers, airlines, owners, air freight carriers, and charter operators.
We're not creating short-range VTOL that can only carry three passengers 50 miles. Taking a person out of an electric car and putting them into an electric aircraft has minimal benefit. We're developing a commercial aircraft that can take nine passengers up to 750 miles, bringing the once far-fetched idea of net-zero aviation closer to reality. We're dedicated to finding solutions to the many obstacles facing modern aviation. The Odys Aviation aircraft is the first of its kind, changing the game and revolutionizing the industry.
Our values are simple: keep your promises, details matter, build with tenacity, support the team, and balance audacity with pragmatism.
We know developing audacious and safe technology is hard - it takes a committed team dedicated to the goal.
It's important that we can stand behind everything we say and do. Our team holds ourselves and each other accountable to deliver what we promise. We are willing to take the long road and extra time to guarantee we build a safe product that you can 100% trust in. All of our processes are meticulous and our products are built to the highest standards.
Our culture embraces being honest, learning from mistakes, taking care of each other and our customers, and challenging the status quo. All of these values make Odys Aviation a supportive place to create, develop, and inspire each other, our industry, and everyone who wants a better way to travel.
Before becoming the co-founder of Odys Aviation, James Dorris held leadership roles at GoogleX, Hyperloop One, and Arrivo. He has over 15 years of experience developing core technologies and building transportation systems. His interest in sustainability and efficiency began at the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center. During his Fusion Energy Research, James created hardware to localize plasma instabilities, an accomplishment that would spark an ongoing interest in sustainable transportation systems.
Axel spent his 20-year career advancing transportation by bringing together technology, design, and business. He is an expert at bringing new products to market including concept, development, launch, and sustainment. Previous companies include Karma, Fisker, and Volvo where he electrified and redefined luxury sports cars, heavy duty trucks, and off-road vehicles. At Odys, his core mission is assuring the product and the company exceed the needs of the customer and the market.
Our team is more than just a group of seasoned engineers. We're aerospace engineers and transportation innovators with years of cumulative experience building aircraft, exploring the possibilities of electric propulsion, and inventing the future of transportation. We dream of a more sustainable tomorrow, and our experience has prepared us for what we are building. It's a challenge we're eager to take on and we have what it takes.
Head of Aerodynamics
Head of Certification & Airworthiness
GNC Technical Lead
VP of Business Development
Head of Structures
Head of Marketing
Power Systems Specialist
In addition to our team, we have advisors who continually support and guide our efforts. Our advisors come from all corners of the aerospace industry, allowing us to gain more insight into a challenging sector. Their support lets us continue our push as we innovate and build groundbreaking solutions in the industry.
Our advisors include:
A new day for aviation is on the horizon, and Odys Aviation is leading the way. We're excited to offer a new quiet, efficient, and sustainable way of travel.