Odys Aviation is an aircraft company in Long Beach, California. We're transforming air transportation by developing aircraft that deliver long-range performance and sustainability. Our team is revolutionizing commercial aviation, by focusing on low-emission operations and a better passenger experience, and developing new modes of transportation that positively impact communities worldwide.
Our hybrid-electric aircraft offers more range, higher cruising altitudes, faster speeds, and more passenger capacity than other VTOL aircraft, making our design an ideal option for airlines, private charters, and everything in between.
The Odys Aviation aircraft will change the face of air travel forever. Our hybrid-electric propulsion system is revolutionary, making sustainable aviation possible for the first time. The Odys VTOL aircraft has a range of up to 750 miles, covering 52% of domestic routes in the United States. That range surpasses the standard all-electric VTOL several times over, making it a practical addition to the fleets of major airlines. It presents an opportunity to expand operations and improve efficiency. But that's not all.
Our propulsion system can travel up to 200 miles without a drop of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Short-hop air taxi rides and short-distance regional trips outside the city can have zero CO2 emissions, dramatically decreasing the negative environmental impact. Compared to regional airplanes powered by gas turbines, the Odys Aviation aircraft produces up to 76% fewer emissions. Our aircraft will serve the world's busiest travel corridors, making journeys more sustainable while cutting door-to-door travel time down by 50%.
With Odys Aviation, companies can obtain outstanding ESG. Our hybrid-electric VTOL aircraft is a valuable investment that supports the environment and communities. Our aircraft have the capability and optionality to serve a range of regional distance missions routes, ensuring the potential to reshape aviation infrastructure from top to bottom.
Vertical takeoff and landing aircraft don't require lengthy runways. All it needs is a helipad or vertiport. The compact landing footprint opens up a world of possibilities, giving passengers more convenient travel routes closer to city centers. Both major airlines and private charter companies can benefit from new infrastructure, developing new point-to-point routes that generate more revenue while eliminating the long hours and painful experience of commercial flights.
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.
We have a talented team of brilliant engineers working hard to create our revolutionary vertical takeoff aircraft. Our engineering teams consist of aerospace experts, veteran engineers, and transportation innovators. We're working together to develop a product that will push aviation further, making air travel more convenient, sustainable, and accessible.
Head of Aerodynamics
Head of Certification & Airworthiness
GNC Technical Lead
VP of Business Development
Head of Structures
Head of Marketing
Power Systems Specialist
Investors are helping us bring our vision and patented VTOL architecture to life. A few of our most prominent current investors and partners include Uber Elevate co-founder Nikhil Goel, Soma Capital, Kyle Vogt, Pedram Keyani, Brogan BamBrogan, Countdown Capital, and Y Combinator.
Co-Founder of Uber Elevate
Co-Founder of Hyperloop One
Former director of engineering at Lockheed Martin
Former director of engineering at Facebook
Christoper A. Hart
Former chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board
Vice president of Government Affairs, Regulatory Affairs at Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
Raymond E. Johns, Jr
Retired United States Air Force General
Former CEO of American Airlines
Contact us today to learn more about what Odys Aviation is all about. We're excited to share our ideas for the aviation industry of tomorrow, and we're eager for you to join us as we build the future of sustainable air travel.