The AirCar flying car received a safety certificate from the Slovak Transport Authority. The machine successfully flown for 70 hours and has over 200 take-offs and landings behind it, the media reported.
Certified AirCar flying car
– Thus, the standards of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have been met, and AirCar has an open door to mass production, said machine inventor Stefan Klein, who is also a test pilot and head of the development team.
It takes two minutes and 15 seconds to turn a car into an airplane. A vehicle with a BMW engine can reach speeds of over 160 kilometers per hour and fly at altitudes of up to 2,500 meters above the ground. You need a pilot’s license to fly AirCar.
In the summer of 2021, Klein flew about 75 kilometers from the capital Bratislava to Nitra in about half an hour. It was then that he decided that the flight was a milestone in the project. Another AirCar flight is scheduled between Paris and London.
“AirCar certification opens the door to mass production”
“The flight tests covered the full range of maneuver and performance, and demonstrated astonishing static and dynamic stability in airplane mode,” the company told CNN’s portal.
A similar flying car design is the PAL-V Liberty. It is a Dutch company gyroplane that can also be used as a road vehicle. It has already received a full basis for certification by EASA, but according to the website of the Dutch company, it has not yet passed the final stage of “compliance demonstration”, the CNN portal said.
He added that Terrafugia was also certified as airworthy by the US FAA Special Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA) regulator for its transition vehicle that allows users to drive and fly, according to a press release last January.
Main photo source: www.klein-vision.com