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Marubeni/Vertical joins Joby/ANA and SkyDrive in offering AAM services at Osaka Expo 2025

Marubeni Corporation has been selected as an operator of eVTOLs for the “Smart Mobility Expo” “Advanced Air Mobility (AAM)” as part of the “Future Society Showcase Project Exhibition” at Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan.

The Vertical Aerospace VX4 eVTOL will operate between two ports connecting the ports inside and outside the venue of the Expo, said the company.

“Marubeni and Vertical have been carrying out market research together for the purpose of commercializing eVTOL aircraft in Japan since September 2021,” said the company in a press release. “Also, Marubeni made a cash commitment to reserve early delivery slots for the first 25 VX4 and conducted a monitoring tour for “Future Flying Cars Travel Experiences by Helicopter” to launch a commercial passenger service in 2025.

“Marubeni will utilize its know-how cultivated through its network in the aviation industry and diversified business activities to create a society where air travel is more accessible and convenient, while simultaneously contributing to climate change mitigation measures, including low-carbon and decarbonization initiatives.”

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