The PAL-V Liberty flying car will make its aviation debut at the Farnborough International Airshow next week.
The Dutch designed, developed and manufactured will be in Hall 4 of the show between 16-20 July (trade days) and on the static display over the weekend of 21-22 July (public days).
The production model is going through certification and the company is aiming for 2020 for the first Liberty to be delivered to a customer.
“It takes a lot of testing to prove that the PAL-V Liberty complies with the regulations,” said Mike Stekelenburg, PAL-V’s Chief Engineer.
“Our design philosophy of complying with existing road and air regulations saved us many years in time to market.
“Instead of opting for a flying car concept on the basis of not yet existing or immature technologies, requiring new regulations, we deliberately chose to design, engineer and manufacture a flying car with proven technologies. This approach enables a realistic and imminent first product delivery date.”
PAL-V Liberty Fast Facts
Empty weight 664kg
Maximum Take-Off Weight 910kg
Economic cruise speed 140km/h
High cruise speed 160km/h
Maximum operating altitude 3500m
Useful load 246kg
Take-off roll 180m
Landing roll distance 30m
Fuel economy 26 l/h