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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