Flying vehicles are about to be launched following a Chinese language manufacturing settlement

An aviation-approved flying car has just taken another big step toward commercialization.

The inventor of the Aircar, KleinVisiontoday announced the sale of a “game-changing” license to manufacture the vehicle.

The deal gives China's Hebei Jianxin Flying Car Technology Co. exclusive rights to the system in a specific, undisclosed region. The cost of the license is also not disclosed.

KleinVision said the agreement brings flying cars closer to reality.

The Slovakian startup already has one Airworthiness certificate for it Technology that transforms from a car to a plane in less than three minutes.

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To obtain the certificate, Aircar had to complete 70 flight test hours and over 200 takeoffs and landings.

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

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

His eye-catching performance and visuals recently caught the attention of YouTuber Mr Beast.

Flying cars are preparing to take off

KleinVision has now set itself the goal received the CS-32 certificate from the European Aviation Safety Agency, which would lift restrictions on production numbers.

Anton Zajac, the startup's co-founder, said that Aircar is also getting an engine upgrade. The new version will have an aircraft engine that doubles the power.

“This will increase travel speed, shorten launch distance and increase the safety of the product,” Zajac told TNW via email.

“In addition, the production model will consist of a single shell (monocoque) that provides all structural support.”

The founders of Klein Vision, Stefan Klein and Anton Zajac, stand next to the AirCarZajac (right) next to KleinVision co-founder and CEO Stefan Klein. Photo credit: KleinVisionThe founders of Klein Vision, Stefan Klein and Anton Zajac, stand next to the AirCar

The deal with Hebei Jianxin comes as part of a concerted push in China to commercialize flying cars. However, not all aircraft in development are created equal.

Zajac highlighted the differences between fixed-wing vehicles such as the AirCar and VTOL (Vertical TakeOff and Landing) vehicles.

“VTOL are very energy inefficient and relatively slow and have a short range, while AirCar is fast, long range and very energy efficient,” he said.

“AirCar represents a state-of-the-art product that is currently uncompetitive in China or worldwide.”

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