Klein Vision has been qualified to fly in the country.
The company succeeded in certifying the vehicle after passing numerous safety tests. At the request of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the certification followed 70 hours of rigorous flight testing compatible with the Agency’s standards. Yet, to certify the air taxi throughout Europe, the company will need to make three more aircraft models.
At first appearance, AirCar looks like an ordinary two-seat car. However, it can also fly, converting from a car to an aircraft within two minutes. To switch modes, the user just needs to press the button and wait. The wings will automatically fold and the rear will expand.
The main rotor and wheels are powered by a 140 hp 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine. The AirCar is capable of reaching the takeoff speed of 115 km/h and accelerating up to 160 km/h. Production models will run on a more powerful Adept Airmotive engine. It will allow the vehicle to reach speeds over 300 km/h in flight mode and a range of 1000 km.
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