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SkyDrive Conducted Reconnaissance and Supply Transportation by Using Drones in Areas Affected by the Noto Peninsula Earthquake

SkyDrive announced that we have conducted  reconnaissance and supply transportation by using our cargo drone in areas affected by the Noto Peninsula earthquake in response to a request from Japan Ground Self-Defense Force(JGSDF). A landslide caused by the earthquake has cut off roads and surrounding villages were isolated. SkyDrive collaborated with JGSDF to operate drones in …

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SkyDrive Signs MoU with Marut Drones to Collaborate on Transformation of Indian Air Transportation

TOYOTA, Japan, January 16, 2024 – SkyDrive Inc. (“SkyDrive”), a leading Japanese eVTOL aircraft (*1) manufacturer based in Japan and Marut Drones, a leading drone technology manufacturer in India signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enter into the partnership to make a significant milestone in the development of futuristic air transportation in India. Under …

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SkyDrive and Cyient Sign MoU for Technical Collaboration for eVTOL Development

TOYOTA, Japan, January 12, 2024 – SkyDrive Inc. (“SkyDrive”), a leading Japanese eVTOL aircraft (*1) manufacturer based in Japan and Cyient, a global Intelligent Engineering and Technology Solutions company headquartered in Hyderabad, India, announced today that we have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a joint technical collaboration on our eVTOL “SKYDRIVE” (*2). …

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SkyDrive and Government of Gujarat in India Sign Strategic Partnership

TOYOTA, Japan, 11 January, 2024 – SkyDrive Inc. (“SkyDrive”), a leading Japanese eVTOL aircraft (*1) manufacturer based in Japan, today announced the signature of a Strategic Partnership Agreement to cooperate enabling the future of eVTOL aircraft operations in the State of Gujarat in India. With the agreement, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and SkyDrive …

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Air Mobility Under Development by SkyDrive, Production Partnered by Suzuki, Unveiled in India.

TOYOTA, Japan, January 10, 2024 – SkyDrive Inc. (“SkyDrive”), a leading Japanese eVTOL aircraft (*1) manufacturer based in Japan, today announced that it secured additional funding in its Series C round through a third-party allotment of new shares to Suzuki Motor Corporation (“Suzuki”). This will accelerate the development and manufacturing of our eVTOL aircraft.  (*1)Air …

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SkyDrive to Collaborate with Indian Institutes of Technology Hyderabad to Create Logistics Drone Market in India

TOYOTA, Japan, December 26, 2023 – SkyDrive Inc. (“SkyDrive”), a leading Japanese eVTOL aircraft (*1) manufacturer based in Japan, is pleased to announce that the company has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Technology Innovation Hub on Autonomous Navigation (TiHAN) Foundation, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (“TiHAN”) to collaborate on unmanned drone technology to expand …

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SkyDrive Released a Video of the “SKYDRIVE” Scale Model in the Wind Tunnel at JAXA.

SkyDrive has been conducting regular wind tunnel tests of its eVTOL at JAXA’s facility since 2021. Here is a video showing part of these tests. eVTOLs feature a structural design distinct from airplanes and helicopters, and their aerodynamic characteristics have yet to be fully determined. Understanding precisely how air affects the airframe is a crucial …

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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 Established a U.S. Subsidiary

SkyDrive Inc. established its U.S. subsidiary in September 2023. Overview of U.S. subsidiary ・Company name: SkyDrive America, Inc. ・Location: 500 Carteret Street, Suite D, Beaufort, South Carolina 29902, U.S.A. ・Representative: Tomohiro Fukuzawa ・Establishment Date: September 2023

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 Appoints Former Kureha Corporation Outside Auditor Mr. Masaru Kiriyama to the Company’s Audit and Supervisory Board Member 

SkyDrive announced the appointment of Mr. Masaru Kiriyama, former Outside Auditor of Kureha Corporation: a leading diversified chemical products manufacturer, to its Audit and Supervisory Board Member. He joined SkyDrive on September 27th, 2023. Mr. Kiriyama brings extensive experience in risk management and compliance from his roles in financial institutions and a chemical manufacturing company. …

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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 at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2023

We are now at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2023 with Volatus Infrastructure, LLC. (https://volatusllc.com/) SkyDrive and Volatus Infrastructure are cooperating with each other to create a robust operational Advanced Air Mobility infrastructure. Meet our team at Hangar C Booth 3151!