Founded by Stephen Fitzpatrick, CEO of OVO, Vertical Aerospace is building technology to revolutionise how people fly, by making air travel personal, on-demand and carbon free.

Since our inception in 2016, Vertical Aerospace has grown to over 70 world-class engineers and technical experts, recruited from the likes of Airbus, Boeing, Rolls-Royce and Jaguar Land Rover.

In 2019 we launched our second aircraft, the Seraph, making us the first company in the world to release flight footage of an aircraft capable of carrying 250kg. We also acquired Vertical Advanced Engineering, who will focus on applying the latest technologies and agile processes from F1 to the development of eVTOL aircraft.

2016
2016

Vertical Aerospace is launched by Stephen Fitzpatrick, CEO of OVO, with the vision of decarbonising air travel using the best technology from the aviation, energy and automotive industries.

2017
2017

A team of six engineers design and build the first demonstrator model, working closely with regulators and iterating the technology along the way.

  • First tethered flight
2018
2018

Our first eVTOL aircraft was granted flight permission by the Civil Aviation Authority.

  • 30+ Engineers
  • POC first flight
2019
2019

The first flight of our second aircraft, the Seraph, capable of carrying 250kg.

Vertical Advanced Engineering is acquired to apply F1 agility and technology to eVTOL aircraft.

  • 70+ Engineers
  • Vertical Advanced Engineering
  • Seraph first flight
FUTURE

We are working with EASA to gain Type Certification for our next aircraft, with safety at the forefront of all designs.

  • Working closely with regulators