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SkyDrive to Launch Air Taxi Service in Osaka with SD-05 Flying Car

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SkyDrive to Launch Air Taxi Service in Osaka with SD-05 Flying Car

SkyDrive has unveiled its commercial SD-05 flying car as it prepares to launch an air taxi service in the Osaka Bay area during the 2025 World Expo in Japan.

“This is another big step towards the realization of flying cars and sky roads,” said Takumi Yamamoto, design director, SkyDrive.

The company announced its SD-03 and completed its first public flight test in August 2020.

The SD-05, which is under development, is a two-seat, electric-powered compact aircraft with vertical takeoff and landing capabilities designed for future daily air mobility transportation.

“This vehicle is not just a simple means of traveling from point A to B,” Yamamoto said. “Based on the design concept of ‘giving wings to daily travel,’ it’s also a safer and more enjoyable travel partner.”

The aircraft is expected to become a transit option where a shortcut is needed, as well as for resort facilities travel and emergency medical services.

Headquartered in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, SkyDrive develops and produces flying cars and cargo drones in Japan.

The company is in the process of acquiring a type certificate for the SD-05 from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT).


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