SkyDrive Begins Production of Revolutionary eVTOL Aircraft with Suzuki


SkyDrive, a leading Japanese eVTOL aircraft manufacturer,  today announced the start of production of its highly anticipated “SKYDRIVE (SD-05)” aircraft at  Suzuki Motor Corporation’s (“Suzuki”) manufacturing plant in Iwata-city, Shizuoka, Japan. This marks a significant milestone in SkyDrive’s mission to revolutionize urban air mobility. 

The first riveting ceremony took place on March 6, 2024, attended by Toshihiro Suzuki,  Representative Director and President of Suzuki, Tomohiro Fukuzawa, CEO of SkyDrive, all  employees from Sky Works and other representatives. The ceremony marked the beginning of  production and served as a symbol of the collaboration between SkyDrive and Suzuki. 

Manufacturing Plant
Preparation for the start of production

SkyDrive is committed to delivering safer, more affordable, quieter, and emission-free aerial  mobility solutions. The establishment of Sky Works Inc., its manufacturing arm, and the partnership  with Suzuki are significant steps towards achieving this goal. With the capacity to produce up  to 100 eVTOLs per year, SkyDrive is poised to meet the growing demand for urban air mobility  solutions. 

Tomohiro Fukuzawa, CEO of SkyDrive, said, “Partnering with Suzuki, a renowned automotive  manufacturer, is a momentous occasion for SkyDrive. It is the beginning of a new phase. We share  a goal of quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction, making them an ideal partner in our quest  to revolutionize urban air mobility.” 

Nobuo Kishi, President of Sky Works Inc., added, “We are thrilled to begin production of the  SKYDRIVE (SD-05) with Suzuki’s manufacturing specialists. This facility allows us to produce high quality eVTOLs efficiently and effectively, ensuring we meet the needs of our customers.” 

SkyDrive plans to operate its eVTOL aircraft SKYDRIVE at Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan, showcasing  the potential of eVTOL technology to the world.