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SK Telecom, Joby Aviation aims to boost UAM cooperation

January 17, 2023


Korean carrier SK Telecom and Joby Aviation, a U.S. urban air mobility (UAM) company had talks with the aim of strengthening their cooperation, Korean news service Business Korea reported.

SK Telecom’s key executives, including President Yoo Young-sang,reportedly met with the top officials of Joby Aviation, including CEO JoeBen Bevirt and vice president Eric Allison, on the sidelines of the CES 2023 event, which took place in Las Vegas earlier this month.

According to the report, SK Telecom and Joby Aviation discussed cooperation for participation in Phase 1 of the K-UAM Grand Challenge, a UAM technology demonstration project hosted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport for the commercialization of UAM services in South Korea.

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