Skyports to accelerate AAM infrastructure in Japan
Skyports has been accepted to contribute eVTOL expertise to the Osaka Prefecture Super City. Following a joint submission with Tokyo based trading company and partner Kanematsu Corporation, the partnership aims to develop infrastructure and drone delivery services.
Osaka Prefecture has also launched a ‘Green Table’, a forum to assess the operational and infrastructural requirements of an eVTOL network.. Skyports is one of the organisations taking part. The company aims to have an operational passenger eVTOL vertiport in place by the Osaka-Kansai World Expo in 2025.
CEO Duncan Walker said: “As part of these projects, we are helping Osaka fulfil its vision of become an urban air mobility centre in Japan, providing not only a vital facility to support the burgeoning air taxi market, but demonstrating the benefits that drone delivery services will provide to the region.”
Ryo Segawa, Department of Commerce, Industry and Labour, Osaka Prefectural Government, said: “We understand that it is one of the most important subjects to build a user-friendly vertiport which can be easily utilised by eVTOL manufacturers, fleet operators, passengers, and other parties considering the introduction of eVTOL into society.”
The Osaka Prefecture Super City project was created to enhance tourism, sustainability and the economic performance of the Osaka Prefecture.