The Slovak flying machine receives the green light for

The Slovak flying machine receives the green light for

AirCar is the Slovak flying machine that received the green light to fly, once it obtained the certificate of airworthiness issued by the Bratislava Transport Authority.

“AirCar certification opens the door to mass production of highly efficient flying machines,” said Stefan Klein, founder and CEO of KleinVision, the company that designed and produced this hybrid, half-car, half-aircraft, AFP reports. Agerpres.

In addition, “This is an official confirmation of our ability to permanently transform medium-distance travel,” he said in a statement.

In aviation, the term “average distances” corresponds to routes below 2,000 km.

In this regard, AirCar made its first long-distance flight in June 2021. Powered by a 1.6-liter BMW engine, the aircraft can take off from a 300-meter-long runway. Flying at 170 km / h, its range is 1,000 km.

In the context of the equipment, the automatic transformation from car to plane, controlled by a single button, takes only three minutes, according to the manufacturer.

However, in order to obtain certification, the aircraft was subjected to 70 hours of flight tests and more than 200 takeoffs and landings, KleinVision said.

The airworthiness certificate of the flying machine was confirmed for AFP by the director of the Slovak Transport Authority, René Molnar. KleinVision must also obtain the aircraft type certificate in order to begin commercial operation of its aircraft.

For civil aircraft, this certificate is issued in Europe by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).