Tuesday, May 17

This flying car with a BMW engine now allowed to fly (Video)

Will flying cars soon be a reality? We can believe it while the Slovak model AirCar obtained a first green light in order to obtain a certificate of airworthiness awarded by the Transport Authority of Bratislava.

AirCar, a half-car half-plane hybrid vehicle powered by a 1.6 liter BMW engine, can take off from a 300m long runway and then fly at 170 km/h with a range of 1,000 km.

One button and only three minutes are enough to go from the car to the plane.

The aircraft made its first intercity flight in June 2021. To obtain its certification, AirCar totaled 70 hours of flight tests and more than 200 take-offs and landings.

“AirCar’s certification opens the door to mass production of highly efficient flying cars,” said Stefan Klein, founder and CEO of AirCar. KleinVision, who designed and produced the AirCar model.

“This is official confirmation of our ability to definitively transform medium-distance travel”, i.e. journeys of less than 2,000 km, he added.

If this certification is a victory for KleinVision, the company still has to take a major step with obtaining aircraft certification issued by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to start operating commercial of the AirCar.


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