SkyScape, a Japanese Vertiport Development and Management Company (VDMC) has signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bayards, and SafeHub Systems, to jointly develop the first generation of SkyScape vertiports in Japan.
The exclusive agreement will see the three groups work together to manufacture and develop the physical Vertiport facility to be deployed at various locations in Japan within the SkyScape network.
SkyScape’s vertiports are made up of modular blocks, which are intended to be high grade aluminium that can be combined and connected in a variety of ways to create unique vertiport layouts and designs based on the client’s specific location and needs. SkyScape is also planning to allow customers to integrate various AAM technologies and systems into the blocks to give each vertiport unique functions and capabilities such as drone logistics, eVTOL operations, drone first response, medical deliveries, security, and more.
James Earl, Business Unit manager at Bayards Vertiports, a Dutch company specializing in the engineering and designing of tailored aluminium structures and helicopter/evtol landing platforms, said: “We are honored to cooperate with SKYSCAPE and SafeHub. The eVTOL market must evolve from selling CGI concepts to delivering tangible solutions. Only organizations with a proven track record in engineering and construction can accomplish this. This MOU brings together three companies that can deliver on the promises that have been made.”
TJ Dooly, CEO of SafeHUB Systems, a developer of mobile passenger check-in terminals, said: “Our team at SafeHUB Systems has been working to bring innovative, frictionless safety and security solutions to today’s biggest industries, such as stadiums, event centers and businesses. Working with SKYSCAPE and Bayards on its 1st generation Vertiports for air transportation of passengers and cargo is exciting. We’re honored to help bring this vision to reality for the Japanese marketplace.”
Asa Quesenberry, Founder and President at SkyScape, added: “I think I can speak for many in the industry when I say that we are all tired of 3D renders. What we need now are approaches and actions that can put this industry in motion and start delivering results. The plan we have put into motion will allow us to create affordable, client tailored vertiports here in Japan to jump start the industry while laying out a clear roadmap for how these sites and facilities scale over time to support the industry as it grows. I strongly believe that the groups involved with us here in Japan have the capacity to make a huge impact in the coming years for the better.”