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Dubai Is All Set To Launch Door-to-door Travel From 100 Flying Cars

Published on : 29-03-2024

Dubai Is All Set To Launch Door-to-door Travel From 100 Flying Cars

Aviterra, a Dubai-based company, has placed an order for 100 flying cars that can take residents from door to door. Thus, ultimately, Dubai has created a convenient mode of transport that cuts short traveling time. The flying cars are ready to launch in 2025-26. Firstly, the people will be trained for a few months before they can fly and ride. 

It is a big step towards building vertiports-vertical airports- in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in collaboration with US electric flying carmaker Archer and the UAE-based aviation service operator Falcon Aviation. The vertiports in Dubai and Abu Dhabi will be connected using Archer's Midnight, which is a piloted, four-passenger aircraft designed to perform rapid back-to-back flights with lesser charge time between flights.  

The private jet charter Jetex, Aviterra, has ordered two seaters PAL-V's Liberty flying cars to offer the residents last-mile solutions. The managing director, Mouhanad Wadaa, said it is a complete car that people can park in their parking lot or villa. 

The PAL-V Liberty is also known as the world's first flying car due to the combination of a gyroplane and a vehicle. It promises to lessen the commute and travel times, recognizes the need for users to avoid congested roads, and boosts travel flexibility. The flight has a range of up to 500 kilometers and a maximum of 180 kilometers per hour. 

As per Mouhanad Wadaa, Managing Director of Aviterra, "The PAL-V is the perfect tool for our customers' regional travel requirements, offering a combination of flying and driving. It's truly an innovation that will change mobility as we know it. 

"You will be able to drive it on land, and you’ll be able to turn this car into a flying vehicle within 2 minutes. It needs a 120-meter strip to take off and will fly up to 11,000 feet high. Upon landing, you can drive to your home or destination like a normal car. It will use the same fuel that is used for regular cars. So, it's driving a car on an aircraft engine on the road." Wadaa. 

Loggia Investment, known as the arm of Aviterra, has made a calculated investment in PAL-V and established partnerships for the Middle East and African region. Dubai and Abu Dhabi are in the lead, embracing last-mile mobility solutions. Dubai has signed a deal with the US-based Joby Aviation to operate air taxis in Dubai for six years. The US-based Archer and UAE's Falcon Aviation also signed an agreement to build vertiports in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to operate flying vehicles. 

Who will fly it first?

Wadaa said that flying cars, for the first time, are used mainly for private and government purposes. He also included that people would be trained for a few months before driving and flying the car. He said, "We need to be sure that people are well trained, and they should be private pilot license holders.” He also added that the vehicle is in the last mile of the certification process. 

"We expect it to be initially rolled out at 2025-end or 2026, subject to final certification from the General Civil Aviation Authority of the UAE. It will get certified by the International Air Transport Association (lata) and the European Aviation Safety Agency. Then we'll work with the UAE government to get it certified based on the certification from the European authority." 

He also said that this vehicle would cost less and estimated it to cost 10 percent of a helicopter ride, while the operational cost would be 10 percent. 

#dubai #aviterra #flyingcars #adventures #uaenews2024 #travelupdate2024 

News Source : Khaleej Times

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