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LIFT Aircraft Completes Japan’s First Piloted Passenger eVTOL Demonstrations

by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby

This week, LIFT Aircraft conducted the first-ever piloted eVTOL demonstration flights in Japan using its HEXA aircraft. The flights were performed in collaboration with Marubeni Corporation, a partner of LIFT Aircraft in the development and advancement of Japan’s eVTOL market, as well as with the participation of GMO Internet Group.

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The demonstration flights were chosen for the Osaka Prefectural Government’s FY2022 Subsidy for Urban Business Creation Flying Car Projects and as a Candidate Demonstrator for Expo 2025, the Japan Association’s project for the 2025 World Exposition and the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The demonstrations were held for audiences including Japan’s aviation authority, the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB). While HEXA…