London-based urban air mobility company, Skyports, has been chosen to help develop electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) infrastructure and services in time for Japan’s Osaka-Kansai World Expo in 2025.

Delivery drone and eVTOL services

Skyports, which touts itself as the world’s leading vertiport company, has signed agreements with Japan’s Osaka Prefecture for a pair of initiatives. The first involves development of infrastructure and drone delivery services at Osaka’s Super City. The second brings Skyports aboard as a partner to the Green Table platform, which is planning advanced air mobility (AAM) service in Osaka Prefecture. 

As part of that, Skyports will orchestrate construction of a functioning passenger eVTOL vertiport in time for the Osaka-Kansai World Expo’s opening in 2025.

Osaka as AAM droning capital

The two activities are distinct, yet considerably overlap. 

Osaka’s Smart City is intended to serve as a showcase of sustainable,…