Japan Airlines and Sumitomo Corporation to develop Air Mobility with Bell

by Michael Willoughby

JAL, Sumitomo and Bell are set to explore business opportunities for the air mobility services, deploying Bell’s eVTOL in Japan and Asia.

JAL aims to develop a next-generation air mobility operation platform service, such as flying cars, using knowledge accumulated via safe aircraft operation experience. In addition, through air mobility services, JAL aims to resolve issues to deliver medical care in remote areas to achieve key sustainable development goals.

Sumitomo Corporation will deeply contribute to new technological inventions, industrial development, and construction of a next-generation mobility society through a global network and diversified business activities based on relationships of trust with customers and partners in various industrial fields.

The cooperation agreement includes:

  • Market research in Japan and Asia for mobility service utilizing eVTOL
  • Study mobility services operation platform, including Air-Taxi service
  • Promote activities to solve the issues to realize eVTOL operation, including safety, noise, and social acceptance;
  • Approach related companies and organizations to promote the Air Mobility business

For more information

https://www.sumitomocorp.com/en/jp/news/release/2020/group/13020