FAA grants special airworthiness to Alef Aeronautics for flying car


An illustration of the cabin of a flying car overlooking a city skyline [STOCK IMAGE]


JULY 19, 2023  


The Federal Aviation Administration has granted Special Airworthiness Certification to a flying car under development by San Mateo, California startup Alef Aeronautics.  


The fully-electric flying vehicle is designated the Model A and is reported to be capable of driving on public roads and possessing electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) capabilities.  


It’s reported the Model A has a ground range of 200 miles and an air range of 110 miles.  


A Special Airworthiness Certification allows a vehicle to be utilized for several limited purposes including research and development, demonstrating regulation compliance, and more. 


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