SkyDrive and Bravo Air team up at Augusta Regional Airport


SkyDrive, a leading  Japanese eVTOL aircraft manufacturer, and Bravo Air, a well-established private air charter  service operator based in Augusta, GA, USA, have signed a letter of intent for the purchase of  up to (5) “SD-05 “SKYDRIVE” aircraft. The agreement also includes the formation of a  “Partnership” to conduct joint studies in the development of use cases originating from  Augusta Regional Airport to scale Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) within the region including the  adaption of SkyDrive`s business model for air taxi services.  

This collaboration builds off our existing relationship with key stakeholders in South Carolina and the progress made to make its Air Taxi Services available to potential customers within  the region marking a significant milestone in SkyDrive’s journey to bring safe, sustainable,  efficient air travel to local communities. 

The partnership with Bravo Air represents a bold step forward in expanding our presence  beyond South Carolina and into Georgia. SkyDrive aims to establish a thriving eVTOL air taxi  network that connects Augusta Regional Airport to various destinations across the region,  providing a seamless last-mile mobility experience for commuters and travelers alike. This  exciting venture would not have been possible without the overwhelming support from state  and local governments.  

SkyDrive is committed to collaborating closely with Bravo Air and the State of Georgia to  cultivate a robust operational AAM infrastructure that benefits regional airports and operators  with the goal of creating a connected, environmentally friendly Air Taxi network that serves the  needs of local communities while promoting economic growth and opportunity.  

SkyDrive has indicated their intent to continue working alongside key stakeholders in both  Georgia and South Carolina to make this vision a reality and invites all Part 135 Operators and  related stakeholders interested to join us on this thrilling journey into the future of the  Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) industry.  

Dann Standard, VP Operations of Bravo Air said, “Bravo Air is thrilled to be working with SkyDrive  on revolutionizing AAM in the United States. Bravo Air was honored to have recently visited  SkyDrive in Japan and had the opportunity to meet the teams working diligently to bring AAM  development into a reality. We are excited to be a part of a collaborative effort to bring more  environmentally conscious air travel options to the Augusta area and beyond. “ 

“We are pleased to welcome SkyDrive to the Augusta Regional Airport and the Central Savannah  River Area,” said Mayor Garnett Johnson. “We see our vision for a greener future coming to fruition  with companies starting to adopt these new electric aircraft and embracing these new eco-friendly  technologies. ”  

“We would like to congratulate SkyDrive and Bravo Air on their new partnership,” stated Mr. Herbert  Judon, Executive Director. “The Augusta Regional Airport staff have worked diligently to prepare the  infrastructure necessary to support the needs of this new industry. We are pleased to see this  nascent industry start to grow and expand in our market.”  

Tomohiro Fukuzawa, Founder and CEO of SkyDrive said, “As we embark on this new partnership with  Bravo Air, we are thrilled to witness not only the growth of SkyDrive but also the broader eVTOL  industry in the U.S. market. This collaboration with Bravo Air marks a significant step forward in our  shared objective of advancing AAM development, particularly in the Southeast region in the U.S. We  are excited about the transformative potential of this partnership and the opportunities it presents for  innovation, sustainability, and continued progress in our industry”.