Flying car gets green-light to fly

Dual-mode car-aircraft AirCar has been given permission by the Slovak Transport Authority to fly.

The official ‘certificate of airworthiness’ was issued following 70 hours of flight testing compatible with European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) standards. The trials including over 200 take offs and landings.

Eight specialists and 100,000 hours were needed to transform design drawings into mathematical models with CFD analysis calculations, wind tunnel testing, 1:1 design prototype powered by electric 15KW engine to 1000kg 2-seat dual-mode prototype powered by 1.6L BMW engine that ultimately led to the certification.

"AirCar certification opens the door for mass production of very efficient flying cars,” said Professor Stefan Klein, the inventor, leader of the development team and the test pilot. “It is official and the final confirmation of our ability to change mid-distance travel forever.”

René Molnár, the director of the Civil Aviation Division (Transport Authority of Slovakia) said: "Transportation Authority carefully monitored all stages of unique AirCar development from its start in 2017. The transportation safety is our highest priority. AirCar combines top innovations with safety measures in line with EASA standards. It defines a new category of a sports car and a reliable aircraft. Its certification was both a challenging and fascinating task.”

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