In South Korea, urban air mobility is getting real – and the country is taking a leading position in development, manufacture, and deployment.  This week, Korean manufacturer PLANA signs LOI to supply commercial air carrier Hi-Air with 30 AAM aircraft.

by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby

Hybrid AAM eVTOL developer PLANA announced its signing of a LOI and MOU with South Korean commercial air carrier Hi-Air to supply 30 AAM aircraft. The LOI will see PLANA supply its CP-01 hybrid-electric AAM aircraft to Hi-Air from 2030, with the first 10 aircraft to be delivered in 2031 and the remaining 20 to be delivered later. Last year, PLANA also signed LOIs with Ghenus Air in the United States and SkyTaxi in Japan, for the supply of 20 and 50 aircraft, respectively.

Founded in 2019, Hi-Air is South Korea’s leading small-scale air operator license holder for small-scale air transport services. The company currently conducts flights to Gimpo, Muan, Suncheon, and Jeju….