Vietnam-based Pacific Group has ordered 10 units of SkyDrive’s SD-05 eVTOL aircraft, with an option for 90 more units, in an effort to increase urban air mobility (UAM) options in the country. The SD-05 is a fully electric, two-seat eVTOL aircraft , capable of making 10-km-long flights at speeds of up to 100 km/h.

Additionally, Pacific Group will partner with SkyDrive to explore feasible and environmentally friendly mobility options for Vietnam. The partners will evaluate Vietnam’s UAM ecosystem such as vertiports.

Deployment of eVTOL aircraft will be key in achieving the Government of Vietnam’s target of net-zero emissions by 2050.