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Improving Convenience in Travel and Daily Life

Basic Concept

The expansion of Mobility as a Service (MaaS)* is anticipated to provide a new means of transportation and transport for regional areas undergoing depopulation, and a solution to traffic congestion in cities. JAL Group has begun MaaS initiatives in order to create enhanced transportation experiences by providing seamless movement and personalized services at the destination. We will continue to contribute to solving social issues in terms of mobility and transport through the development of nextgeneration air mobility services including flying cars, and provide seamless transportation solutions in the field of aviation.

* Mobility as a Service (MaaS) is the integration of various forms of transport services into a single mobility service accessible on demand.

The JAL Group's Aviation Network is the Core of its MaaS Concept

Specific Initiatives

Introduction of autonomous personal driving electric vehicles at Haneda Airport

The JAL Group has introduced the world's first autonomous personal driving electric vehicles as a personal mobility service at Haneda Airport. The service, one of the new JAL SMART AIRPORT services, provides safe, comfortable and seamless mobility to all airport users.

WHILL autonomous personal driving electric vehicles introduced at Haneda Airport

Aiming toward flying cars for air mobility

The environmentally friendly electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL)* 'flying car,' which has been in the spotlight in recent years, is anticipated to provide air mobility solutions with its ability to land and take off without a runway and travel short and medium-length distances inexpensively and easily. The JAL Group has partnered with Sumitomo Corp. and Bell Textron Inc. and has begun studies into providing services using the eVTOL developed by Bell. We are moving into the future with the construction of a next-generation air mobility operations platform with a flying car, building on our expertise in safe and secure air transit perations.

* Small aircraft with multiple propellers.

The much-anticipated Bell eVTOL flying car

Toward the Future

We are innovating with medium- and long-term strategies to improve the convenience of mobility. In 2020, in light of COVID-19, we are moving forward with drone logistics demonstration tests and environmental surveys for flying cars as we aim toward providing MaaS and next-generation air mobility services. By providing comprehensive air mobility services offering seamless movement and transport, the JAL Group is shortening distances between people, goods and activities around the world and contributing to the realization of a sustainable society.

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