SkyDrive Inc., a leading Japanese electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft manufacturer, and CT UAV JSC in Vietnam announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Accordingly, CT UAV has agreed on a pre-order of up to 100 SkyDrive eVTOL aircraft “SKYDRIVE.” CT UAV is a subsidiary of CT Group, one multi-business group in Ho Chi Minh City, specializing in developing various kinds of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technologies.
SkyDrive is currently developing the three-seater electric, vertical takeoff and landing aircraft called “SKYDRIVE.” Its eVTOL is in the process of acquiring its Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) certification.
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 pre-order count for SkyDrive’s eVTOL in Vietnam has reached 200 units.
SkyDrive and CT UAV will evaluate commercial eVTOL applications such as for vertiports, routes and network planning, infrastructure, and ecosystems with interested stakeholders in launching new mobility solutions in Vietnam.