“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” ― Leonardo da Vinci
ABOUT JUMPJET X
JumpJet X is an autonomous jet engine powered aircraft unlike anything seen before.
THE NUMBERS Outfitted with 8 turbo jet engines the JumpJet X is capable of an astounding 600 km/h top speed and has a whopping 120 km range. Its collision avoidance Doppler radar system is groundbreaking custom technology, and it will utilize Japan's first registered self drive radar frequencies. The flight balance algorithm was completely written in house and is just another reason the JumpJet X boasts an impressive 200 kg payload heavy lift capacity. It’s also outfitted with 3 flight controllers and can operate even if 2 fail.
Working in partnership and with the support of the Japanese government our test range has been established as the vast 50sq km area surrounding Mount Asama volcano pictured above. Our sealed private launch area with its close proximity to our R&D center offers excellent efficiency for future development cycles. The government support has also extended to their involvement in facilitating the development and construction of the mass production site also located in Gunma Prefecture Japan.
Acquired March 2016 the new 2000 Sq m Fabrication Facilities outfitted with MIG,TIG,ARC, plasma cutting units, 3 2 ton overhead gantries and continuous rolling metal work production line. The site is well suited to our current first phase production plan. Discussions are underway regarding a second phase mass production site for unit numbers exceeding 1000 per annum.
Research & Development
JumpJet X prototypes were completely designed in-house at our 10000 Sq m R&D facility using our small tools systems, welders, 3d printers and working in conjunction with our state of the art software development team.
Our Tokyo office now houses our software development team. The group is working in partnership with Star Systems K.K. to continue to develop the systems required to underlie the JumpJet X platform of innovation in the field of machine learning and avionics.
KEN OKUYAMA DESIGN K.K.
When it comes to vehicle design Ken Okuyama is about as highly decorated of a designer as you'll find. From his start as a Chief Designer at General Motors he moved to Porsche as a Senior Engineer where he was instrumental in designing the new 911 as well as the Boxster. He's has also worked extensively with Pininfarina, the Italian car designer, as a Creative Director where he spearheaded design projects like the Enzo Ferrari, the Ferrari 599, and the Maserati Birdcage 75th. As Executive Director of Yanmar Holdings Okuyama has led the design team of several ultra modern Japanese bullet trains, and passenger trains. Since 2007 his firm KEN OKUYAMA DESIGN has provided design consultancy services for a number of the world's top companies.
MAC FACTORY K.K.
JET ENGINE SPECIALIST
Koji Ioki is renowned in Japan as a autonomous flight and jet engine specialist. From his early employment days learning wiring at an x-ray machine manufacturer he became interested in flight. He parlayed his experience in electronic control and design into a position on Honda's F-1 team where he worked with some of Japan's most famous drivers, and was a regular fixture at Motegi Raceway. From 2007 he opened his own company creating MAC-Factory, an operation that specializes in jet engines, and autonomous flight craft, and for almost a decade now has established himself as one of Japan's premier specialists in the field.
NAIGAI SEKKI K.K.
Shiraishi Mitsunobu and his firm Naigai Sekkei K.K. have partnered with JumpJet X to develop the air-frame and underlying structure of the jet engine mounting elements. Naigai Sekkei K.K. has worked with Standard Move K.K. on many projects since 2009 and have a solid working relationship with the main fabricators for the project.
Star Systems K.K.
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING
Vic is leading a development team focusing on real-time flight and environmental machine awareness.
Established a small successful plastic molding business in Australia which involved engineering and fabrication before coming to Japan. Arrived in 1999 and launched headlong into Y2K preparations and IT services for a Japanese insurance company and stayed for 8 years. Chasing a new challenge he combined his engineering experience and business acumen to establish Standard Move K.K. in 2007 where he has cultivated successful relationships with the Japanese government for almost 10 years.