With this agreement, jointly and collectively, JAL, Sumitomo and Bell will explore business opportunities for the air mobility services: deploying Bell’s eVTOL in Japan and Asia.
DRONELIFE had the opportunity to see and to interview a spokeman at Bell Textron last month in Las Vegas – see that article here.
Bell’s Vice President of Innovation, Scott Drennan, told DRONELIFE: “We are excited to take this substantial step to bring together an international airline, a major infrastructure provider, and a VTOL OEM to work collaboratively on a more connected mobility future. While we are known for our 80 years of creating vertical lift aircraft that move people, goods, and data; we also want to help shape the operational infrastructure in which they will live.”
Pictured is a Bell Textron eVTOL (electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing) prototype, a relatively small aircraft (the one that we sat in had space to up to 5 people) that can take off and land vertically by rotating multiple rotors with an electric motor.
This vehicle and other similar prototypes are attracting…