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FAA Accepts SkyDrive’s eVTOL Certification Application

Toyota, Japan – June 17, 2024 – SkyDrive Inc. (“SkyDrive”), a leading Japanese eVTOL (*1) aircraft manufacturer, today announced that the company has submitted type certificate application of its three-seat eVTOL “SKYDRIVE” (*2) to the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) through the Japan’s Civil Aviation Bureau (“JCAB”). The application was accepted on April 29, 2024. From …

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SkyDrive Appoints Former Rolls-Royce Senior Supply Chain Manager Mr. Adam Hollis to the Company’s General Manager of AirMobility Supply Chain Management Department

SkyDrive announced the appointment of Mr. Adam Hollis, former Senior Supply Chain Manager of Rolls-Royce as the Company’s General Manager of AirMobility Supply Chain Management Department. Adam joined SkyDrive on 1st of April, 2024. Adam holds a Manufacturing Engineering and Management Masters Degree from University of Nottingham and has 15+ years experience at Rolls-Royce. He …

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SkyDrive Launches Drone Light Show Business

SkyDrive is proud to announce the launch of its new business: planning and operation service for drone light shows. This cutting-edge entertainment features small drones equipped with high-intensity LEDs, creating programmed animations in the night sky. URL:https://youtu.be/U5663i4HfOE https://youtu.be/U5663i4HfOE ■ Why SkyDrive Started Drone Show Business?SkyDrive has conducted over 1,000 drone operations since 2019, including equipment …

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SkyDrive Signs Pre-Order with Bravo Air and Agrees to Partner in Developing Commercial Use Cases Originating from Augusta Regional Airport

Augusta, GA, US and TOYOTA, Japan, March 14, 2024 – SkyDrive Inc. (“SkyDrive”)  a leading Japanese eVTOL aircraft (*1) manufacturer, and Bravo Air, a well-established private air charter service operator based in Augusta, GA, USA, have signed a letter of intent for the purchase of up to (5) “SD-05 “SKYDRIVE” (*2) aircraft. The agreement also …

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SkyDrive Begins Production of Revolutionary eVTOL Aircraft with Suzuki

Toyota, Japan – March 7, 2024 – SkyDrive Inc., a leading Japanese eVTOL (*1) aircraft manufacturer, today announced the start of production of its highly anticipated “SKYDRIVE (SD-05)” (*2) aircraft at Suzuki Motor Corporation’s (“Suzuki”) manufacturing plant in Iwata-city, Shizuoka, Japan. This marks a significant milestone in SkyDrive’s mission to revolutionize urban air mobility. The …

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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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