NEWS

EVOLUTION OF THE SKYDRIVE FLYING CAR

SD-05 FOR EVERYONE

SD-05

FOR EVERYONE

Vertical airports can be everywhere within cities

Vertical airports can be everywhere within cities

Vertical airports can be everywhere within cities

Vertical airports can be everywhere within cities

Vision of Osaka

Flying cars are included in the master plan for the 2025 World Exposition in Japan (officially Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan). In September 2021, SkyDrive signed a partnership agreement with Osaka’s prefectural and municipal governments and is now engaged in efforts to realize the practical application and introduction of flying cars in Osaka in 2025.

Technological Milestone

The SD-05 commercial aircraft is currently in development. In October 2021, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism (MLIT) accepted SkyDrive’s application for type certification for the SD-05. We are now pursuing a certification of compliance with safety and environmental standards.

VIDEOS

SD-05

2025

SD-03

2020

SD-XX

CONCEPT

SD-05

2025

SD-03

2020

SD-XX

CONCEPT

SD-05

The SD-03 flying car prototype successfully performed the first-ever public manned test flight in August 2020 at SkyDrive’s testing site in Toyota City in central Japan. Characterized by contra-rotating propeller (CRP) technology, the aircraft features four counter-rotating propellor units — 2 propellors in each unit, 8 total — mounted at the four corners of the fuselage. The SD-03 fuselage is one of the world’s most compact and generates enough lift to carry a person with a maximum takeoff weight of approximately 400 kg (881 lb).

SD-03

The SD-03 flying car prototype successfully performed the first-ever public manned test flight in August 2020 at SkyDrive’s testing site in Toyota City in central Japan. Characterized by contra-rotating propeller (CRP) technology, the aircraft features four counter-rotating propellor units — 2 propellors in each unit, 8 total — mounted at the four corners of the fuselage. The SD-03 fuselage is one of the world’s most compact and generates enough lift to carry a person with a maximum takeoff weight of approximately 400 kg (881 lb).

SD-XX

The SD-XX flying car is a concept model envisioned by SkyDrive to provide door-to-door air mobility. Our aim is to create a two-seat, ultra-compact flying car that allows take-offs and landings in small areas, including convenience store parking lots and building rooftops. Additionally, our development path envisions a flying car that also can be driven on land to enable true point-to-point mobility to any destination.