Japanese eVTOL manufacturer SkyDrive Inc has today announced that Arnaud Coville, an aviation industry veteran with 30 years of experience and former Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of Volocopter GmbH, has become the Chief Development Officer (CDO) of SkyDrive. He joined SkyDrive on January 1st 2023.
“SkyDrive is currently engaged in the development of a compact, electric-powered aircraft named “SkyDrive SD-052,” says the company in a press release. “The company reached a key milestone when the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau accepted its application for type certification of the SD-05 in October, 2021. SkyDrive intends to use the SD-05 as a commercial passenger aircraft in the Osaka Bay area beginning in 2025.
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SkyDrive Welcomes Dr. Arnaud Coville, former CTO of Volocopter, as Chief Development Officer