After the first flight at the end of 2020 and the city-to-city flight for the first time in June last year, the Klein Vision AirCar was certified to fly by the Slovak Aviation Authority. ity.
AirCar has so far conducted over 70 hours of test chats according to European Aviation Safety Agency standards, including 200 take-offs and landings throughout Slovakia.
“We have been closely following all stages of AirCar development since its inception in 2017. Transport safety is our priority. AirCar is a combination of cutting-edge innovation and security measures that meet EASA standards. It is a new category of sports car combined with a safe air force. “Giving a certificate for such an aircraft is both a challenge and a fascinating task,” said the competent body.
The Flight Certificate is an official worldwide certificate issued in accordance with EASA regulations for all Member States. Each Member State has an appropriate competent authority to issue certificates valid in all countries. This means that Aircar can fly to the UK, for example, and we plan to fly from London to Paris in the future, “said Atnon Zajac, co-founder of the company.
The current AirCar prototype has a 140-horsepower BMW 1.6-liter engine, but Klein Vision is testing an Adept Airmotive engine, which will allow it to fly up to 300 km / h and have a range of 1,000 km.
With the simple push of a button, this car-plane turns from flying to land-based driving. The wings have been shown solely to give a sense of proportion.
The company hopes to receive a production certificate in the next 12 months.