Airspace Specialist – Modelling & Simulation (m/f/d)

  • Full-time
  • Department: Airworthiness & Risk Certification
  • Site: Bruchsal HQ

Company Description

We at Volocopter are pioneers in the development of electrical air taxis that take off and land vertically (eVTOLs). We are bringing urban air mobility to life by introducing our air taxis and drones as an electric addition to current transportation options in megacities worldwide. Our aim is to offer affordable on-demand air taxi services and save people time by flying them safely to their destination. In 2011, we performed the first-ever crewed flight of a purely electrical multicopter and have since showcased numerous public flights with our full-scale Volocopters (

Job Description

Your mission during this flight:

The purpose of this position is to assist and improve the company's capability in airspace modelling and simulation and develop solutions for capacity designation and optimisation of our VTOL operations in urban environments and to scale operations in all our target cities. 

  • To model airspace, simulate flight paths and derive optimised flight trajectories and procedures for individual flights and fleet operations in any given VLL airspace considering demand, airspace design and capacity restrictions, available services (CNS/ATM/UTM), aircraft equipage and performance
  • To develop flight procedures for Volocopter aircraft to define safe, efficient VLL airspace operation, e.g. to define airspace capacity and to develop concepts for abnormal situations
  • To develop and implement optimised airspace design models that fit the intended flight area and Volocopter aircraft performance
  • To document, evaluate and present results for other Volocopter teams and external stakeholders
  • To participate and contribute actively to local, regional and international airspace research and demonstration projects 


Check in your professional skills:

  • Experience in airspace modelling and in working with one or more airspace simulation tools
  • Good understanding of UAS, VTOL aircraft operations and flight procedures
  • Knowledge of common airspace and route design as well as flight procedure standards (e.g. ICAO Doc. 4444, 8168, etc.)
  • Familiar with traffic management concepts to integrate manned and unmanned aircraft in controlled and uncontrolled airspace
  • Very good command of English

Preferred skills:

  • Experience in the application of airspace simulation tools
  • Experience or very good knowledge of airspace rules and design as well as helicopter or GA flight performance
  • Experience in flight procedure planning

Additional Information

Our Volocopter flight includes:

  • Fast-growing high-tech company with a supreme network of investors and partners 
  • Ability to contribute directly to the future of aviation
  • The chance to build up new things/projects from scratch 
  • Personal accountability, growth and learning opportunities, based on your personal strengths
  • An inspiring working environment with modern workspaces, flexible work time, short lines of communication, flat structures, positive leadership, great team spirit
  • Attractive salary package

Our differences make us stronger. At Volocopter, we value equal opportunity, trust, and the voice of each of our employees. As change-makers in air mobility, we believe that changing the world starts within each of our teams. We are committed to driving innovation by celebrating diversity and fostering an inclusive culture where everyone is treated equally and respectfully, regardless of our different backgrounds and roles in the company.

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