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SkyDrive Makes U.S. Market Entrance with Plans to Develop Practical Use Cases in South Carolina

MESA, ARIZONA, January 25, 2023 – SkyDrive Inc. (“SkyDrive”), a leading Japanese eVTOL1 manufacturer headquartered in Toyota, Japan announced today at the 2023 annual VFS eVTOL Symposium in Mesa, Arizona its plans to enter the U.S. market and the establishment of their home base in South Carolina. SkyDrive further outlined their plan to develop an …

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SkyDrive to Participate in the 10th Electric VTOL Symposium held by Vertical Flight Society

  SkyDrive proudly announces its participation as a Platinum Sponsor at the 10th Autonomous VTOL Technical Meeting and Electric VTOL Symposium, to be held at the Sheraton Hotel at Wrigleyville West in Mesa, Arizona from Jan. 24-26, 2023. On the 24th from 12:45 to 1:15 pm, SkyDrive will announce which state will see its SD-05 …

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SkyDrive Welcomes Dr. Arnaud Coville, former CTO of Volocopter, as Chief Development Officer

TOYOTA CITY, JAPAN, January 10, 2023 – SkyDrive Inc. (“SkyDrive”), a leading Japanese eVTOL1 manufacturer, today announced that Arnaud Coville, an aviation industry veteran with 30 years of experience and former Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of Volocopter GmbH, became the Chief Development Officer (CDO) of SkyDrive. He joined SkyDrive on January 1st 2023. From the …

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SkyDrive at CES 2023

At CES 2023, we exhibited a small-scale mockup of our commercial model flying car SD-05 from 5 to 8 January. On the 7th, SkyDrive welcomed Yasutoshi Nishimura, Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry.

Interview with the Executive President and Founder of Pacific Group

What is the background to the demand for air mobility in Vietnam, a country experiencing rapid economic growth? Watch a video of an interview with Mr.Le Ngoc Anh Minh, the Executive President and Founder of Pacific Group. For related press release: https://en.skydrive2020.com/archives/8270 Check out some coverage on the release as well. Business Air News:https://www.businessairnews.com/mag_story.html?ident=26486 Aviation …

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SkyDrive Receives Pre-Order of up to 100 Flying Vehicles from Pacific Group

TOYOTA CITY, JAPAN, November 28, 2022 – SkyDrive Inc. (“SkyDrive”), a leading Japanese eVTOL1 manufacturer, and Pacific Group Co Ltd (“Pacific Group”), a leading renewable energy company and investment promotion with international funds in Vietnam, today announced that they have signed an MoU and agreed on a pre-order of 10 of SkyDrive’s “SD-05” and a …

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Our CTO, Nobuo Kishi, Joins a Panel Discussion at the ICAO RPAS Symposium 2022 in Montréal, Canada

On November 8th, our CTO, Nobuo Kishi, joined a panel discussion at the ICAO RPAS Symposium 2022 in Montréal, Canada. In this session, he discussed the various certification processes being pursued with world leaders in the field of Advanced Air Mobility. About ICAO: ICAO is funded and directed by 193 national governments to support their …

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SkyDrive to Showcase Ultra-Compact Flying Vehicle SkyDrive SD-03 at GITEX GLOBAL 2022

This is the first-time full-scale SD-03 being showcased in an exhibition in the Middle East The design of its commercial model flying car — the SkyDrive SD-05 will also be presented SkyDrive aims to start air taxi service at World Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan TOYOTA, JAPAN and DUBAI, UAE, Sep. 22, 2022 – At …

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SkyDrive and Volatus Create Strategic Alliance

SkyDrive plans to utilize Volatus’ advanced air mobility (AAM) infrastructure including vertiports and charging stations Both companies will cooperate with each other with the common goal of promoting AAM TOYOTA CITY, JAPAN, September29, 2022 — SkyDrive Inc. (hereinafter SkyDrive) has formed a strategic alliance with Volatus Infrastructure, LLC (hereinafter Volatus). SkyDrive and Volatus agree to …

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SkyDrive Raises 9.6 Billion Yen in Series C Funding to Accelerate Development of Flying Cars and Cargo Drones

TOYOTA CITY, JAPAN, Sept. 26, 2022 — SkyDrive Inc., a leading developer of flying cars1 and cargo drones, announced that it raised a total of 9.6 billion yen in the Series C round of financing through a third-party allotment of new shares and bank loans to 13 companies including MUFG Bank, Ltd. This brought the …

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SkyDrive Wins the Startup World Cup Japan Regional Competition

TOYOTA, JAPAN, July 22, 2022 — SkyDrive Inc. (hereinafter SkyDrive) ranked first at the Startup World Cup Japan Regional competition, which took place in Tokyo, Japan on July 21, 2022. SkyDrive is a leading manufacturer of flying cars* in Japan and is currently engaged in the development of a compact, two-seating electric-powered flying car with …

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SkyDrive Inc. Selected Electric Power Systems, Inc to Provide EPiC Battery System for Production Aircraft

SkyDrive Inc. (headquartered in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture; Tomohiro Fukuzawa, CEO President and Representative Director; hereinafter “the Company”), a developer of “flying cars”1 and “cargo drones”, announced that it has selected Electric Power Systems, Inc (headquartered in North Logan, UT, CEO; Nathan Millecam hereinafter “EPS”), a leading provider of high-power, scalable powertrains that are certifiable for electrified aviation, to …

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SkyDrive Makes Progress Toward Acquiring Type Certification with the Development of a Composite Vehicle’s Structure by Toray Carbon Magic, and Starting Material Conformity Testing

SkyDrive Inc. (headquartered in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture; Tomohiro Fukuzawa, CEO; hereinafter “the Company”), a developer of “flying cars”1 and “cargo drones”, partnered with Toray Carbon Magic Co., Ltd. (headquartered in Maibara-city, Shiga-prefecture; Akiyoshi Oku, President and Representative Director; hereinafter “TCM”), providing advanced Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics (“CFRP”) products for the automotive, aerospace and other industries, to develop a …

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SkyDrive and MLIT Agree on Basis for Flying Car Type Certification

TOYOTA CITY, JAPAN, April 27, 2022 — SkyDrive Inc., a leading manufacturer of flying cars1 and cargo drones in Japan, announced that an agreement was reached in March with the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) to base the type certification2 for the company’s flying car on the …

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Kintetsu Group to invest in SkyDrive, Inc., will work to have flying cars at the 2025 World Expo

TOYOTA CITY, JAPAN, April 7, 2022 — SkyDrive Inc. today announced that Kintetsu Group Holdings Co., Ltd. will invest in SkyDrive and will work toward the goal of having flying cars* in operation at Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan. The two companies are also working to finalize a partnership agreement to study the feasibility of …

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