Slovakia

Video. Slovak flying car gets approval from civil aviation regulators

The AirCar is spreading its wings in the sky over the Slovakian capital Bratislava.

The AirCar is spreading its wings in the sky over the Slovakian capital Bratislava.

The dual-mode vehicle has already completed more than 70 hours of test flights, 200 take-offs and landings, and makes tight 45-degree turns.

Its wings are fully retractable and it is currently equipped with a 160 horsepower BMW engine, a fixed propeller and a ballistic parachute.

Today, Klein Vision, the company that manufactures it, announced that the Slovak transport authority has issued it with a certificate of airworthiness in accordance with European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) standards.

The current prototype has a range of 500 kilometres and requires 28 litres of fuel.

The company is already working on its next prototype, which will have a range of 1 000 kilometres (621 miles) and fly at 300 kilometres per hour.

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