Alright, so check it out – Skyports Infrastructure just dropped some huge news about their involvement in the next phase of research for a Concept of Operations (ConOps) for advanced air mobility (AAM) for the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau. They’re teaming up with Kanematsu Corporation, Japan Airlines and Eve Air Mobility to define Japan’s framework for the development and implementation of advanced air mobility operations in Japan.
This ConOps is like the blueprint for companies looking to enter the Japanese AAM market. The first version, released in March, set the groundwork for initial commercial operations in Japan and goals for scaling eVTOL services across the country.
Now, they’re kicking things up a notch with a second phase to reflect changes in global AAM development and regulations, as well as more input from stakeholders. They’re using insights from vertiport testing campaigns in London and Paris, and this new iteration will outline key workstreams and timelines for industry development.
This is a big deal, because it’s all about laying the groundwork for Japan’s advanced air mobility industry. It’s a collaboration between industry and government, and it’s a sign that the time has come to make things happen.
So, keep an eye out for the next phase of this project – it’s gonna be a game-changer for the development and safe integration of eVTOL aircraft in Japan. And it’s all part of the Public-Private Committee for Advanced Air Mobility’s mission to bring together public and private representatives of the AAM industry to develop the next generation of air mobility in Japan.