SkyDrive ready for public UAM demonstrations in Japan
SkyDrive Inc., a developer of urban air mobility solutions, and company founder and joint developer CARTIVATOR Resource Management announced the company is now ready to stage a demonstration flight in Japan this summer. It has completed the technical verification phase in March 2020, following Japan’s first-ever outdoor manned test flights of a flying car, which started in December 2019 and ended in March 2020. The company is now at the stage of developing a market for prototypes for 2023 and working to confirm that it meets the safety and security standards needed to obtain both aircraft and airworthiness certification from Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism.
SkyDrive says it will be working hard to push its project forward so that its urban air mobility solutions can create a new lifestyle with improved convenience a reality in the near future.
“On occasion, those of us who were pouring our time and energy into CARTIVATOR’s flying car project as volunteers realized the limitations of privately funded development activities and wondered if our target of staging a flight demonstration in the summer of 2020 could be met,” said SkyDrive President and Co-Representative of CATIVATOR Tomohiro Fukuzawa. “However, the generous support of our sponsors, which has come in the form of financial assistance, engineering expertise and insights, and human resources, has meant everything to us and enabled us to hang on to our dream and keep our project going. You have always listened to us and extended assistance that we desperately needed when we had to have it. It must never be forgotten that your enthusiastic messages of support have really helped to fire up the team in difficult situations and brought us to where we are today. On behalf of the entire team, I would like once again to express my deepest gratitude to all of our sponsors and promise that we will remain fully committed to staging the flight demonstration scheduled for this summer.”
For more information, visit https://en.skydrive2020.com.