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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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SkyDrive and Suzuki to collaborate on business and technology of flying cars

TOKYO, JAPAN, March 22, 2022 — SkyDrive Inc. (hereinafter SkyDrive) and Suzuki Motor Corporation (hereinafter Suzuki) today jointly announced a partnership for the commercialization of flying cars*. 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 plans for full-scale …

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SkyDrive Unveils Ultra-compact Emission-free Flying Vehicle at CES 2022

At CES (R) 2022 (Jan. 5-7), SkyDrive — a Tokyo-based aero tech startup — unveiled its ultra-light and compact flying vehicle, Model SD-03, that had completed testing for piloted flight. It is the first time for the company to showcase its full-scale SD-03 in countries other than Japan. People from around the world taking the …

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Climb Aboard SkyDrive, Ultra-Compact Flying Vehicle Requiring No Runway, at CES 2022

The future SD-05 model is eyed as an air taxi for World Expo 2025 in Osaka. LAS VEGAS (Dec. 16, 2021) – At CES® Unveiled (Jan. 3) and CES 2022 (Jan. 5-8), SkyDrive, a Tokyo-based aero tech startup, will demonstrate its ultra-light and compact flying vehicle that requires no runway. Designed to vertically take off …

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SkyDrive Signs Supporter Agreement with EY Strategy and Consulting — Aiming to establish global status by strengthening strategy for air mobility business —

TOKYO, JAPAN — SkyDrive Inc. (headquartered in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo; Tomohiro FUKUZAWA, CEO), a world-leading developer of urban air mobility solutions employing flying cars1 and cargo drones, is proud to announce that it has signed a Supporter Agreement2 with EY Strategy and Consulting Co., Ltd. (EYSC; headquartered in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo; Akira KONDO, president), under …

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Another First in Japan
SkyDrive Hits New Milestone as MLIT Accepts Application for Flying Car Type Certificate

TOKYO, JAPAN — SkyDrive Inc. (headquartered in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo; Tomohiro FUKUZAWA, CEO), an advanced air mobility solutions employing flying cars1 and cargo drones, is pleased to announce that the company’s application for a type certificate2 for its flying car was accepted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism (MLIT) on October 29, …

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SkyDrive Signs Partnership Agreement with Osaka Prefecture and Osaka City to Realize Practical Use of “Flying Cars”

— Aiming to revitalize local economies and strengthen disaster management and response capabilities through next-generation mobility — TOKYO, JAPAN — SkyDrive Inc. (headquartered in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo; Tomohiro FUKUZAWA, CEO) is proud to announce that it has signed a partnership agreement with the Osaka Prefectural Government (Governor: Hirofumi YOSHIMURA) and the Osaka City Government (Mayor: …

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SkyDrive Accelerates Research on Aerodynamic Characteristics with the Cooperation of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

SkyDrive Accelerates Research on Aerodynamic Characteristics with the Cooperation of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). The research accelerates the development of Japanese made “flying cars”1 for improved quietness and safety. SkyDrive Inc., a world-leading developer of urban air mobility solutions, is proud to announce that it has started research on aerodynamic characteristics2 with the cooperation …

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 SkyDrive to Exhibit at CES 2021  1/6 concept model to be on display at CES 2021 JAPAN TECH, TOKYO

SkyDrive to Exhibit at CES 2021 – 1/6 concept model to be on display at CES 2021 JAPAN TECH, TOKYO

SkyDrive Inc., a world-leading developer of urban air mobility solutions, is proud to announce that it will be exhibiting at CES 2021, the world’s largest and most influential tech trade show, to be held online from January 11th to 14th, 2021. The company is looking to have online business meetings as well during the trade …

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SkyDrive Joins Roundtable on Practical Use of Flying Cars Aiming to Realize “Moving Revolution Society” in Skies over Osaka

SkyDrive is participating in an ongoing roundtable focusing on the implementation of a “moving revolution society” in the skies over Osaka, which was set up as a step toward the commercialization of flying cars in 2023. We at SkyDrive are accelerating the move toward the implementation of flying cars in society in the Osaka Bay …

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 SkyDrive to Exhibit at CES 2021  1/6 concept model to be on display at CES 2021 JAPAN TECH, TOKYO

SkyDrive Conducts First Public Manned Flight in Japan – SD-03 manned model makes its world debut-

SkyDrive Inc., a world-leading developer of urban air mobility solutions, is proud to announce that it conducted a public demonstration flight of its new SD-03 flying car model on August 25, 2020. It was the first public demonstration of a flying car in Japan. The flight took place at the 10,000-square-meter (approximately 2.5-acre) Toyota Test …

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SkyDrive signs 100th corporate sponsors!

SkyDrive Announces Conclusion of 100th Corporate Sponsorship Agreement

100 Japanese and international corporations have now signed up to support the commercialization of urban air mobility by 2023 Company is now ready for a manned flight demonstration for the public in Japan this summer SkyDrive Inc., a world-leading developer of urban air mobility solutions*, and company founder and joint developer CARTIVATOR Resource Management announce …

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SkyDrive Manned Flight

SKYDRIVE CONDUCTS MANNED FLIGHTS AND MOVES FORWARD WITH NOBUO KISHI AT THE HELM

Japan’s first-ever manned test flights of a flying car*1 completed by SkyDrive Nobuo Kishi appointed as Chief Technology Officer Kishi will lead the development and certification to take the product to market in 2023 World-leading flying car developer, SkyDrive, has entered the final stages of testing its demonstration vehicle after it completed the first-ever manned …

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