Flying car Terrafugia Transition legalized in 2022February 13, 2021
Geely’s Terrafugia is one step closer to transforming transportation as its flying Transition has received FAA airworthiness certification and could become legal next year.
Terrafugia said this is an “important milestone” in flying car history as it moves the company closer to its goal of ensuring the Transition meets both FAA and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) safety standards. Since Transition is now allowed to fly, the company has begun sell options designed exclusively for flights. However, customers can wait for the model to be allowed for both streets and skies in 2022.
“This is an important achievement that gives impetus to our mission to create the world’s first practical flying car,” said Kevin Colburn, vice president of Terrafugia. He added that his team improved the quality system, tackled critical design aspects, built the car, completed 80-day flight tests, provided technical documentation and successfully passed the FAA audit despite the pandemic-related concerns.
As for the Transition, the initial flight version will be equipped with a rear-mounted propeller driven by a 100 hp Rotax 912iS engine running on both premium gasoline and aviation fuel. This allows the vehicle to reach speeds in airspace up to 161 km / h. In addition, the model received a Dynon Skyview avionics package, a carbon roll cage and a parachute. Fenders Folding Transition fenders allow you to place the car in the garage.
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