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SkyDrive begins production of eVTOL aircraft with Suzuki

SkyDrive, a Japanese eVTOL aircraft manufacturer, today announced the start of production of its “SKYDRIVE (SD-05)” aircraft at Suzuki Motor Corporation’s manufacturing plant in Iwata-city, Shizuoka, Japan.

“The first riveting ceremony took place on March 6, 2024, attended by Toshihiro Suzuki, Representative Director and President of Suzuki, Tomohiro Fukuzawa, CEO of SkyDrive, all employees from Sky Works and other representatives” according to the press release. “The ceremony marked the beginning of production and served as a symbol of the collaboration between SkyDrive and Suzuki.

“The establishment of Sky Works Inc., its manufacturing arm, and the partnership with Suzuki are significant steps and with the capacity to produce up to 100 eVTOLs per year, SkyDrive is poised to meet the growing demand for urban air mobility solutions.

“SkyDrive plans to operate its eVTOL aircraft SKYDRIVE at Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan, showcasing the potential of eVTOL technology to the world.”

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