SkyDrive secures first eVTOL pre-order as it establishes new US home base in South Carolina

Japanese eVTOL developer SkyDrive has announced a pre-order for up to five aircraft from South Carolina-based aerial charter service Austin Aviation. The news comes as SkyDrive looks to enter the US market, make the Palmetto State its new home, and create an entire network in advanced air mobility (AAM).

SkyDrive was officially incorporated in Japan in 2018 after four years of developing and testing flying car prototypes. The company garnered some attention in the eVTOL community after it completed a crewed test flight of its flagship aircraft in 2019.