SkyDrive and Cyient, a global Intelligent Engineering and Technology Solutions company headquartered in Hyderabad, India, have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a joint technical collaboration on the SKYDRIVE eVTOL.
This is SkyDrive’s first partnership with an Indian engineering company, which agreed to work across product development, engineering, manufacturing, and digital services.
Tomohiro Fukuzawa, CEO of SkyDrive, said; “We are pleased to sign the partnership with Cyient to jointly collaborate on advanced technology development for our eVTOL. Cyient is one of India’s leading engineering companies with a wide range of business operations around the world, including in the aerospace industry. Having Cyient as a partner to create the first eVTOL technical publication manual will take us closer to the future of the mobility revolution.”
BVR Reddy, Founder Chairman and Board Member of Cyient, said; “Engineered in India has an immense potential to contribute to the future of Urban Air Mobility (UAM) not just in India but globally. This partnership will empower SkyDrive to tap into the engineering ecosystem of talent and technology available in India through Cyient and serve the global UAM market, including India. This is also our pledge to our communities and the environment to be pioneers in shaping a better world for everyone.”
Karthikeyan Natarajan, Executive Director & CEO of Cyient, added; “By 2030, Urban Air Mobility (UAM) will be a $23 billion opportunity globally. And I am thrilled to announce that we are India’s first partner for Japan’s leading UAM -eVTOL manufacturer, SkyDrive for the advanced technology development of their eVTOL. This partnership is a testament to our commitment towards intelligent engineering for an autonomous future. With the possibility for expansion, this partnership underscores Cyient’s dedication to leading the way in urban mobility innovations in India.”