Flying cars edge towards takeoff after Chinese production deal

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A flying car that’s certified for aviation just took another big step towards commercialisation.

The Aircar’s creator, KleinVision, today announced the sale of a “groundbreaking” license to manufacture the vehicle.

The deal gives China’s Hebei Jianxin Flying Car Technology Co exclusive rights to the system within a specific, undisclosed region. Also undisclosed is the cost of the license.

KleinVision said the agreement brings flying cars closer to reality.

The Slovakian startup already has a certificate of airworthiness for its tech, which transforms from a car into a plane in under three minutes.

Aircar had to conduct 70 hours of flight testing and over 200 take-offs and landings to get the certificate.

The vehicle has also successfully flown between cities. In 2021, the dual-mode vehicle completed a 35-minute trip between the Slovakian airports in Nitra and Bratislava.

Powered by a BMW 1.6l engine, the flying car has a top speed of 300km/h and a range of 1,000km.

Its eye-catching performance and looks recently caught the attention of YouTuber Mr Beast.

Flying cars prepare for takeoff