Tyrolean closes deal to buy PAL-V’s flying cars
Austria-based Tyrolean Jet Services has closed a deal with flying car manufacturer, PAL-V for the purchase of its PAL-V Liberty. The vehicle will be used in Tyrolean’s fleet for regional air mobility and “last-mile” service for their customers.
Robert Dingemanse, CEO and founder of PAL-V, said: “The upcoming Advanced Air Mobility market is a hot topic at EBACE. With multiple brands showing the latest innovations for the emerging market, we represent the FlyDrive segment of this new market. Instead of going from platform to platform or airport to airport, we offer the opportunity to go from door to door with your aircraft. This FlyDrive segment will mark the start of the Advanced Air Mobility market.”
The PAL-V Liberty has been developed to offer door-to-door air mobility by combining flying and driving. Instead of going from airport to airport and needing a different vehicle for the last miles, the PAL-V Liberty offers the opportunity to pick up people from their houses and get them to their final destination without changing vehicles.
As well as private ownership, PAL-V said the Liberty will also be used by professionals as well for taxi services, observation, and inspection flights.
With a flight range of 400-500 km and a max airspeed of 180 km/h, the PAL-V Liberty can fly from Paris to London and drive into the city.
Currently, the Liberty has obtained road admission and can be seen driving on the streets in Europe. The vehicle is currently undergoing a compliance demonstration test programme to close the final stage of EASA certification.