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Aerospace & Defense

University of Tokyo startup finds partner on flying cars

Disruptor award winner teTra Aviation ties up with aircraft parts expert

The vehicle from teTra Aviation won a $100,000 prize at the GoFly personal flight contest hosted by Boeing in February. (Photo courtesy of teTra Aviation)

TOKYO -- A startup founded at the University of Tokyo has moved a step closer to developing flying cars by teaming with an aircraft component maker.

The startup, which is aiming to commercialize a single-passenger vehicle that flies with propellers, has formed a capital and business partnership with Yoshimasu Seisakusho, a Tokyo-based producer of aircraft engine parts.

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