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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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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 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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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 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 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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