SkyDrive SD-05 Wins the iF Design Award


SkyDrive announced that its eVTOL SD-05 has been awarded the iF Design Award in the Professional Concept category. The SD-05 was selected from almost 11,000 entries from 56 countries in 2023.

The iF Design Award is considered to be one of the world’s largest and most prestigious design awards, along with the Red Dot Design Award and the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA).

This time, the award recognizes the concept of “The Most Accessible Flying Car” and its unique and elegant design that sets it apart from the other eVTOL aircraft.

SD-05 the world’s most accessible eVTOL

SD-05 is a compact flying vehicle that aims to be integrated into society in 2025, offering versatile solutions to address urban traffic congestion, transport challenges in sparsely populated areas, and emergency medical needs. In contrast to the trend towards larger and heavier eVTOL aircraft, the SD-05 offers efficient last-mile transportation, emphasizing short distances. Users can take off and land nearer to their final destinations, work or homes, thus eliminating the need to travel to an airport. Additionally, it boasts a unique and attractive design, departing from the conventional aerodynamic design of typical aircraft while preserving function.

Comment from Takumi Yamamoto, Design Director at SkyDrive Inc.

I’m thrilled that our eVTOL has been awarded the design award following our cargo drone “SkyLift.” I strongly believe that design can contribute significantly to the future of the sky we aspire to create. It’s both inspiring and gratifying to receive such recognition, and I’m truly grateful. We’ll continue to work diligently as a team to realize our vision of a future where everyone has access to eVTOLs as their daily transportation.