KleinVision AirCar gets clearance from Slovak Transport Authority

Slovakian start-up KleinVision is happy to announce that it has obtained an official Certificate of Airworthiness from the Slovak Transport Authority for its AirCar, following the successful completion of 70 hours of rigorous flight testing with over 200 takeoffs and landings, complying with European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) standards. The official statement added that the challenging flight tests included the full range of flight and performance maneuvers, and the takeoff and landing procedures were achieved even without the pilot’s need to touch the flight controls.

“AirCar certification opens the door for the mass production of very efficient flying cars. It is official and the final confirmation of our ability to change mid-distance travel forever,” said Professor Stefan Klein, the inventor, development team lead and also the test pilot. “50 years ago, the car was the epitome of freedom. AirCar expands those frontiers by taking us into the next dimension where the road meets the sky,” added Anton Zajac, the project co-founder.

“Transportation Authority carefully monitored all stages of AirCar development from its start in 2017. Safety is our highest priority. AirCar combines top innovations with safety measures in line with EASA standards. Its certification was both a challenging and fascinating task,” said René Molnár, director of the Civil Aviation (Transport Authority of Slovakia).

Technical stuff
Here are some technical specifications of the prototype as received via an email response. The AirCar weighs about 1,100 kg (2,425 lbs) and can carry a load of up to 200 kg (441 lbs) per flight. It is powered by a BMW-sourced 1.6-litre engine that has an output of 140 hp. The flying car requires only 300 m of running to take off, and is claimed to reach a top speed of up to 200 km/h (124 mph). KleinVision estimates a range of up to 1,000 km (621 mi).

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