SkyDrive, a Japanese eVTOL aircraft manufacturer, has announced continuing progress of the Suzuki Motor Corporation and SkyDrive strategic partnership since the collaboration agreement on the sharing of business and technology in March 2022 which was followed by the basic agreement on manufacturing in June 2023.
According toa press release “SkyDrive established a Production Subsidiary on September 1, 2023, for the production of its “SKYDRIVE”. The plant, owned by Suzuki, will be used to produce up to 100 potential eVTOLs per year and is slated to begin in the Spring of 2024.
“SkyDrive and Suzuki have been collaborating in areas of business and technology R&D, planning of manufacturing and mass production systems, and development of overseas markets with an initial focus on India as well.
“Concerning its market development in India, SkyDrive is developing suitability use cases in India in areas where tourists visit historical buildings along rivers or by the sea. These routes are travelled by Indian religious pilgrims crossing mountains and rivers.”
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