Flying Car Gets Go-Ahead from US Air Authorities


Fri, Jul 2nd, 2010 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

The Terrafugia Transition, a light aircraft that can convert into a road-legal automobile, is to go into production after being given a special weight exemption by the US Federal Aviation Administration. The Transition was designed as a "light sport" aircraft, the smallest kind of private aeroplane under FAA classification, with a maximum weight of 1,320 lb. But the manufacturers found it impossible to fit the safety features -- airbags, crumple zones and roll cage, for instance -- that are required for road vehicles into that weight.



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