SkyDrive, a leading Japanese eVTOL aircraft manufacturer headquartered in Toyota City, Japan, and CT UAV JSC in Vietnam have announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) and a pre-order of up to 100  aircraft.

CT UAV is a subsidiary of CT Group, a multi-business group in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, which is developing various kinds of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technologies.

SkyDrive is currently developing a three-seater electric, vertical takeoff and landing aircraft. Its eVTOL is in the process of acquiring its Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) certification.

SkyDrive eVTOLs

In Vietnam, significant traffic congestion happens daily and is growing. To address this issue, Pacific Group Co Ltd in Vietnam signed an MOU with SkyDrive and agreed on a pre-order of up to 100 eVTOL aircraft in November 2022.

Thanks to a new pre-order received from CT UAV, the announced pre-order count for SkyDrive’s eVTOL in Vietnam has reached 200 units.

SkyDrive and CT UAV will evaluate commercial eVTOL considerations such as vertiports, routes and network planning, infrastructure requirements, and ecosystems with interested stakeholders in launching new mobility solutions in Vietnam.

Development of Vietnam within the global market

Tran Kim Chung, CT Group President, said: “We recognise the importance of leveraging its accumulated expertise and technological capabilities in infrastructure development, as well as the development of cutting-edge technologies such as drones and AI. We expect to contribute to the general development of Vietnam on the global market.”

Tomohiro Fukuzawa, SkyDrive CEO, added: “We are very grateful for the opportunity to work with CT Group, which is one of the three largest and most comprehensive UAV companies in Vietnam and has a large share of the urban development market, especially in Ho Chi Minh City, in providing eVTOL as a new means of mobility infrastructure that to solve modern society issues such as traffic congestion in Vietnam. It will be our honor to contribute to further social development in Vietnam.”
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