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Marubeni reports first demonstration flight of a Lift HEXA eVTOL in Japan

Marubeni Corporation reports it has completed the first piloted demonstration flight in Japan of a Lift HEXA eVTOL. “HEXA successfully completed a number of piloted-flight pattern manoeuvres, including vertical flight and circular flight, at the Osaka Castle Baseball Field,” says the company. “This demonstration flight was selected for the Osaka Prefectural Government’s FY2022 Subsidy for Urban Business Creation Flying Car Projects and as a Candidate Demonstrator for Expo 2025, a project of the Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition and the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry. This demonstration flight using an actual flying car was conducted with the aim of enhancing receptivity among the public regarding flying cars by promoting their usability, convenience, and potential applications in creating new business and expanding existing business.

“Under the support of  Demonstration Promotion Team Osaka, with a membership comprised of representatives from the Osaka Prefectural Government, Osaka City Government, and the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry, all planned maneuvers as part of the demonstration flight were successfully completed while being overseen by the many related parties.”

Marubeni reports been deepening its ties with LIFT since 2021 towards the development of eVTOL for the Japanese market to increase public receptivity and create an ecosystem for eVTOL deployment in Japan.

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