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SkyDrive Relocates Its Development Base to Nagoya Airport, Toyoyama, Aichi

TOYOTA, Japan, December 4, 2023  – SkyDrive Inc. (“SkyDrive”), a leading Japanese eVTOL aircraft (*1) manufacturer based in Japan, announces the relocation of its development base (Toyota-city, Aichi) to Nagoya Airport (Nishi Kasugai-gun, Aichi). Headquarter of SkyDrive remains the same in Toyota-city, Aichi. The Aircraft Engineering and Certification Center (AEEC), which is responsible for type …

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SkyDrive Receives Pre-order for “SKYDRIVE (SD-05)” eVTOL Aircraft from MASC General Incorporated Association in Support of Regional Revitalization Efforts in Setouchi Islands, Japan

TOYOTA, Japan, November 10, 2023 – SkyDrive Inc. (“SkyDrive”), a leading Japanese eVTOL aircraft (*1) manufacturer based in Japan, announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with MASC General Incorporated Association (MASC) (*2) for the pre-order of its “SKYDRIVE (SD-05)” (*3) electric vertical take-off & landing (eVTOL) aircraft for commercial use. The agreement …

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SkyDrive and Kansai Electric Power Company Collaborate on eVTOL Charging Facilities for EXPO 2025 Osaka, Kansai

TOYOTA, Japan, November 7, 2023 – SkyDrive Inc. (“SkyDrive”), a leading Japanese eVTOL aircraft (*1) manufacturer based in Japan, have jointly developed electric charging facilities for eVTOLs with the Kansai Electric Power Company (“KEPCO”) (*2). We will install and operate the electric charging facilities in Osaka, Kansai for the World EXPO 2025. With the mission …

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SkyDrive Selected for Innovation Grant Worth up to 12.4 Billion Yen by Japanese Government

TOYOTA, Japan, October 18, 2023 – SkyDrive Inc. (“SkyDrive”), a leading Japanese eVTOL aircraft (*1) manufacturer based in Japan, is pleased to announce that it has been chosen by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (“METI”) for the ”Next-generation Air Mobility Field” of the Small and Medium Enterprise Innovation Promotion Project (SBIR Phase3). SkyDrive has …

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SkyDrive Established a Production Subsidiary in Iwata City to Produce up to 100 eVTOLs per Year Utilizing Suzuki’s Plant

TOYOTA, Japan, October 10, 2023 – SkyDrive Inc. (“SkyDrive”), a leading Japanese eVTOL aircraft (*1) manufacturer based in Japan, is pleased to announce the continual progress between the Suzuki Motor Corporation (“Suzuki”) and SkyDrive strategic partnership since the collaboration agreement on the sharing of business and technology in March 2022. This was successfully followed by …

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SkyDrive Receives Pre-Order of up to 50 eVTOL Aircraft from an Aircraft Leasing Company Solyu in Korea

TOYOTA, Japan, September 15, 2023 – SkyDrive Inc. (“SkyDrive”), the leading eVTOL (*1) aircraft manufacturer based in Japan, and Solyu Company, Ltd. (hereinafter “Solyu”), an aircraft leasing company specializing in zero-emission in Korea, announced that they had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and Solyu has agreed to pre-order of up to 50 SkyDrive eVTOL …

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SkyDrive Signed an Agreement with JAXA for Joint Research Towards Future Noise Reduction for eVTOL

 TOYOTA, Japan, September 06, 2023 –SkyDrive Inc. (“SkyDrive”), a leading Japanese eVTOL aircraft (*1) manufacturer based in Japan, announced that the company had proudly concluded a joint research agreement with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (“JAXA”) for the practical application of eVTOLs. In addition to our own research on noise reduction, we will promote research …

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SkyDrive Selected Avidyne Quantum Avionics Systems for its eVTOL, the SKYDRIVE

OSHKOSH, WI. and TOYOTA, Japan, July 26, 2023 – SkyDrive Inc. (“SkyDrive”), an eVTOL (*1) aircraft manufacturer based in Japan, today announced at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2023 that the company has selected Avidyne’s Quantum Open Avionics Platform for its first production aircraft, the SKYDRIVE (*2). From left, Tomohiro Fukuzawa, SkyDrive Inc. Chief Executive Officer …

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SkyDrive Receives Pre-Order of up to 100 eVTOL Aircraft from CT UAV JSC in Vietnam

TOYOTA CITY, JAPAN, July 21, 2023 – SkyDrive Inc. (hereinafter “SkyDrive”), a leading Japanese eVTOL aircraft (*1) manufacturer headquartered in Toyota City, Japan, and CT UAV JSC (hereinafter “CT UAV”) in Vietnam announced that they had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and CT UAV had agreed on a pre-order of up to 100 SkyDrive …

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SkyDrive to Introduce “SKYDRIVE” eVTOL to South Carolina

BEAUFORT, SC. and TOYOTA CITY, JAPAN, July 20, 2023 – SkyDrive Inc. (“SkyDrive”), a leading Japanese eVTOL aircraft (*1) manufacturer headquartered in Toyota City, Japan, and Austin Aviation Inc. (“Austin Aviation”), a Part 135 charter operator and subsidiary of Lowcountry Aviation Company (“LCA”) in Walterboro, SC, announced a pre-order Letter of Intent (LOI) for SkyDrive …

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SkyDrive Selected Thales to Provide Flight Control System for Its eVTOL, the “SKYDRIVE”

●By 2050, urban populations are set to more than double, with 7 out 10 of the world’s inhabitants living in cities. New forms of mobility will emerge and electrical Vertical and Landing (eVTOL) will be part of the solution, with around 40,000 such aircraft flying by 2035. ●SkyDrive, a pioneer of eVTOL in Japan, has …

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Changes to Specification of SkyDrive’s eVTOL Aircraft

PARIS and TOYOTA, Japan, June 19, 2023 – SkyDrive Inc. (“SkyDrive”), an eVTOL aircraft (*1) manufacturer based in Japan, today announced new specifications and design of its commercial aircraft at the Paris Air Show 2023. The company also announced that it has named the SkyDrive eVTOL aircraft “SKYDRIVE,” the same as that of the company. …

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SkyDrive Reaches Basic Agreement with Suzuki to Build eVTOL Aircraft,

PARIS, FRANCE, June 19, 2023 – SkyDrive Inc. (hereinafter “SkyDrive”), a leading Japanese eVTOL aircraft (*1) manufacturer headquartered in Toyota City, Japan, announced today at Paris Air Show 2023 that the company had signed a basic agreement with Suzuki Motor Corporation (hereinafter “Suzuki”) for cooperation in manufacturing “SKYDRIVE” eVTOL aircraft (*2). From left, Hidetoshi Kumashiro …

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SkyDrive SD-05 Wins the iF Design Award

TOYOTA CITY, JAPAN, May 12, 2023 – SkyDrive Inc. (“SkyDrive”), a leading electric vertical takeoff & landing (eVTOL1) aircraft manufacturer based in Japan, today announced that its eVTOL SD-05 has been awarded the iF Design Award in the Professional Concept category. The SD-05 was selected from almost 11,000 entries from 56 countries in 2023. The …

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SkyDrive Receives Pre-order for SD-05 eVTOL Aircraft from TAIHO Co.,Ltd. in Shikoku Region, Japan

TOYOTA CITY, JAPAN, April 18, 2023 – SkyDrive Inc. (“SkyDrive”), a leading electric vertical takeoff & landing (eVTOL1) aircraft manufacturer based in Japan, today announced that TAIHO Co.,Ltd. (“Taiho”), a total engineering company, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) and agreed on a pre-order of SkyDrive  SD-05 for commercial use. Taiho is a member of …

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SkyDrive Accepts Pre-orders from Private Individuals

TOYOTA CITY, JAPAN, April 13, 2023 – SkyDrive Inc. (“SkyDrive”), a leading electric vertical takeoff & landing (eVTOL)1 aircraft manufacturer based in Japan, today announced that the company is now accepting pre-orders for its eVTOL aircraft SD-05 for personal use.  Mr. Kotaro Chiba, a licensed pilot and the first owner of a HondaJet in Japan, becomes …

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SkyDrive Secures Additional Funding in Series C

TOYOTA CITY, JAPAN, April 6, 2023 – SkyDrive Inc. (“SkyDrive”), a leading electric vertical takeoff & landing (eVTOL) aircraft manufacturer based in Japan, today announced that it secured additional funding in its Series C round. In September 2022, the company successfully raised 9.6 billion yen in Series C*. MUFG Bank, Ltd., one of Japan’s largest …

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SkyDrive Collaborates with VPorts to Promote
International Advanced Air Mobility Industry from Dubai

DUBAI, UAE, March 15, 2023 – SkyDrive Inc. (“SkyDrive”), a leading Japanese eVTOL1 manufacturer headquartered in Toyota City, Japan, and VPorts and Air Traffic Management Inc. (“VPorts”), the global leader in the design, construction, and operation of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) infrastructure, have announced today that the two parties signed an initial set of agreements …

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SkyDrive Selected to Participate in Advanced Air Mobility “Smart Mobility Expo” Project at Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan

TOYOTA, JAPAN, February 21, 2023– SkyDrive Inc. (“SkyDrive”), a leading Japanese eVTOL1 manufacturer headquartered in Toyota City, Japan, announced today that it has been selected as a company to participate in Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) “Smart Mobility Expo” project, one of the “Future Society Showcase Project Exhibitions” at Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan (“the Expo”). Perspective …

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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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