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Aerospace & Defense

Marubeni aims to put electric flying cars in Japan's skies

Trading house forms alliance with U.K. developer Vertical Aerospace

U.K.-based Vertical Aerospace has received orders for 1,350 vehicles, including from American Airlines and Virgin Atlantic. (Photo courtesy of Marubeni)

TOKYO -- Trading house Marubeni has doubled down on its effort to get carbon-free flying cars off the ground in Japan, announcing a partnership with U.K.-based Vertical Aerospace Group on Friday to explore how to introduce the vehicles in the country.

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