This is AKSA A5, it is another flying that has been awarded a special airworthiness certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct test flights after the Alef Flying Car. TBH. It looks more like an aircraft that is made to roll on the roads than an actual flying car like the Alef.
The mention of a flying car, we imagine it to be a vehicle that looks like a regular car but can take to the skies anywhere, anytime. You know, kind of like the flying DeLorean Time Machine or Matt Trakker’s Thunderhawk from M.A.S.K.
Remember Chaise Longue? The double deck economy seating arrangement that kind of resembles Airbus’ “evil plan” to stack passengers? Well, we have bad news. The dude who started it as a university project has taken it further; Alejandro Núñez Vicente, the brainchild behind this crazy concept, has started a company, aptly called Chaise Longue, to …
The Gyroplane Nisus is a personal aircraft that you may have seen online for a few years now. But it is only lately that it has made its appearance in the USA. For those who don’t know, the gyroplane or gyrocopter, which is sometimes called autogyro was first invented by Spaniard Juan de la Cierva …
While Amazon is just getting into actual deliveries using drones after years of development, testing, and trialing, one little-known company has been doing this for years since 2016. The company is called Zipline. Don’t ask how we did not feature it back when it started. I thought we did too.
In the aerospace industry, specifically, in the area of personal air transportation, eVTOL company AutoFlight has revealed that it has achieved the world’s longest eVTOL flight with its new Gen4 aircraft.
The promise of a flying car future has not materialized yet. Development has been less than speedy for various reasons, including technology for an efficient, sustainable, and safe flying car. Perhaps that will change with the start of the world’s first crewed flying car race, the Airspeeder Racing Series, in 2024.
Not sure if anyone here remembers Pierpaolo Lazzarini of Lazzarini Design, the man behind the adorable Water Jet Capsule from 2013 and “the Shinkansen of the water” SeaJet from last year.
Chinese electric car maker Xiaopeng Motors, better known as Xpeng outside of China, shared its vision of flying cars through HT Aero last year. Fast forward to 2022, the company offers some updates on the development at Xiaopeng Tech Day.
There is a new development from Boom Technology. The Colorado-based supersonic aircraft maker has taken to Farnborough International Airshow (July 18-22, 2022) to reveal the s0-called “production refined” Boom Supersonic Overture.