TOKYO/ZURICH 22 June 2021 –AirMobility Inc. of Japan signed a distribution agreement Dufour Aerospace concerning eVTOL products of the Switzerland based aircraft manufacturer.
The “Public-Private Council for the Air Mobility Revolution” established by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has set the delivery into operations date in 2023 for eVTOL business in Japan. In addition, at the 2025 Osaka Expo, a transportation service for spectators using eVTOL is planned. Therefore, securing the eVTOL that fit for purpose is also an important factor.
For this reason, AirMobility Inc. has signed a distribution agreement with Dufour Aerospace to support the Swiss Company enter the Japanese market with a clear view to promote eVTOL as sustainable advanced air mobility.
Mr. Thomas Pfammatter, Co-Founder & CEO of Dufour Aerospace, said, “we are delighted to be working with AirMobility Inc., one of the leading eVTOL related platform services provider in Japan. We know that Japan has high expectations and ambitious plans when it comes to eVTOL, and with our versatile and efficient concept and our development philosophy, we can fulfill these expectations. Our products are designed and engineered to meet the demands of customers in many different commercial sectors such as Emergency Medical Services, Transport, but also Advanced Air Mobility. In addition, our team has a lot of experience when it comes to operating aircraft. We are excited to start a win-win relationship as a partner of AirMobility Inc.”
Mr. Hisashi Asai, President and CEO of AirMobility Inc. said, “we are pleased to have signed a distribution agreement for an eVTOL suitable for operation in Japan. When choosing Dufour Aerospace, we carefully considered several factors such as the maturity of the management team, certification pathway, technology readiness, corporate philosophy, and product feasibility. As a result, Dufour Aerospace’s eVTOL is extremely attractive compared to other companies. We look forward to reporting on flight demonstrations and confirming delivery into operations”.
About Dufour Aerospace
Dufour Aerospace was officially founded in 2017 by Thomas Pfammatter, Jasmine Kent and Dominique Steffen to develop, build and exploit tilt-wing eVTOL aircraft. Among Dufour Aerospace’s staff there are many senior professionals experienced in the design, certification, production and operation of helicopters and airplanes. Dufour Aerospace understands the real-world requirements of VTOL aircraft and is building rock solid aircraft with unparalleled performance, combining proven aerodynamic concepts with the latest technology. Dufour Aerospace is based in Zürich and Visp, Switzerland.
For more information on Dufour, please visit dufour.aero.