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Dubai Over 100 Flying Cars Promise Seamless Door-to-Door Travel

Dubai Set to Deploy 100+ Flying Cars, Revolutionizing Travel Efficiency!

The landscape of transportation in Dubai is on the brink of a groundbreaking transformation, as Aviterra, a Dubai-based company, has made a resounding statement by placing an order for over 100 flying cars, set to revolutionize travel for residents starting in 2025-26.

These flying cars, ordered from PAL-V, a renowned manufacturer, are two-seater vehicles that promise to offer innovative last-mile solutions to residents, bridging the gap between their doorsteps and destinations. Owned by private jet charter Jetex, Aviterra aims to deploy these flying cars to provide unparalleled convenience and flexibility in urban mobility.

Dubai Set to Deploy 100+ Flying Cars, Revolutionizing Travel Efficiency!
Dubai Set to Deploy 100+ Flying Cars, Revolutionizing Travel Efficiency!

Mouhanad Wadaa, managing director of Aviterra, shed light on the remarkable capabilities of these flying cars, describing them as full-fledged vehicles that can be seamlessly parked in parking lots or villas. “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,” he elaborated. “It needs a 120-meter strip to take off and can soar up to 11,000 feet high. Upon landing, you can drive like a normal car to your home or destination.”

The PAL-V Liberty, touted as the world’s first real flying car, combines the functionalities of a gyroplane and an automobile, offering unparalleled versatility and efficiency in travel. With an impressive flight range of 500 kilometers and a maximum airspeed of 180 kilometers per hour, the Liberty promises to significantly reduce commute and travel times, liberating residents from the constraints of congested roads.

To spearhead this transformative initiative, Loggia Investment, the investment arm of Aviterra, has strategically invested in PAL-V and forged crucial partnerships for the Middle East and Africa region, laying the groundwork for widespread adoption of this innovative mode of transportation.

Dubai and Abu Dhabi have emerged as trailblazers in embracing last-mile mobility solutions, exemplified by recent deals signed with leading companies in the field. Dubai’s partnership with US-based Joby Aviation aims to operate air taxis in the city for six years, while agreements with companies like Archer and Falcon Aviation pave the way for the establishment of vertiports in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to facilitate the operation of flying vehicles.

Wadaa disclosed that initially, flying cars will be designated for private and government use, with individuals undergoing comprehensive training over a period of months before they are deemed capable of driving and flying these vehicles. “We need to ensure that people are well-trained and hold private pilot licenses,” he emphasized, highlighting the rigorous certification process that these vehicles are undergoing.

The anticipated rollout of these flying cars by the end of 2025 or early 2026 hinges on obtaining final certification from regulatory authorities, including the General Civil Aviation Authority of the UAE, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the European Aviation Safety Agency. Once certified, these vehicles will undergo thorough evaluation by the UAE government to ensure compliance with stringent safety standards.

Addressing concerns about affordability, Wadaa assured that the cost of utilizing these flying cars would be a fraction of that associated with helicopter rides, with operational expenses also significantly lower. This accessibility factor underscores Aviterra’s commitment to democratizing air travel and making it accessible to a broader segment of the population.

In essence, the impending introduction of flying cars heralds a new era of urban mobility in Dubai, promising unprecedented convenience, efficiency, and accessibility for residents. With Aviterra leading the charge, the skies of Dubai are set to become a bustling thoroughfare, ushering in a future where travel knows no bounds.

This transformative initiative represents a significant milestone in the evolution of transportation infrastructure, positioning Dubai as a global leader in innovative urban mobility solutions. By embracing cutting-edge technology and fostering strategic partnerships, the city is poised to redefine the concept of urban transportation, offering residents and visitors alike a seamless and efficient travel experience.

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