Watch our story from 2019 to 2020
We are sharing our journey from 2019 to 2020 during full scale technology demonstrator prototyping. New stories are written everyday at AirCar with dedication and passion. We will share them as we film them. For now, enjoy with our first movie.
Today, we are a team of passionate engineers, experts, and leaders, all focused on bringing our vision to life. We’re developing the-state-of-the-art aircraft with a world-class ecosystem to enable next phase of urban mobility.
But it hasn’t always been like that:
AirCar was founded on September 2017, and registered as AirCar Corp. in the U.S. The founder and a small team of engineers started working on the concept, exploring the frontier technologies like lithium-ion batteries, artificial intelligence, electric motors, aerodynamics and regulatory requirements to enable sustainable air mobility.
We finalised 11:10 and 1:3 size subscale models and start testing and did analysis of different configurations. Learning from subscale prototypes, we could be able to start designing the first full scale model.
We opened an office in Istanbul and announced our partnership with Softtech to start exploring autonomous flight technologies based on machine vision. Digitized the full model of AirCar to use scalability of computers to create simulation models for AirCar and the operational envelops. We start working on advanced machine vision systems to enable the highest level of autonomy.
The Full Size Prototype Introduced
Our team grew to 15 people. We finalised our first full-scale model and showcased AirCar to the world at Dubai, Gitex 2020 event. We applied 11 patents in the U.S. and obtained trademark registration for "Aircar" from The United States Patent office. We also finalised POC level autonomous software and started testing them on subscale models.
The Maiden Flight with Full-Scale
AirCar made fullscale prototype flight over 45 times. We participated at European Innovation and Technology Agency Urban Mobility program. We also established strong partnerships to accelerate our progress in manufacturing, certification and technological developments.
After 1000+ successful test flights with subscale & full scale aircrafts, and having POC level autonomous software, we start prototyping cargo aircraft and certifying it in 2023, start commercial operations in 2024. We will also start certification process for passenger AirCar targeting to be certified by 2026 and start commercial operations afterwards.
Be a part of the future of AirCar
If you want to write the history of sustainable urban air mobility with AirCar as a teammate, a partner, or an investor for the age of air taxis, you can contact with us. We are scaling up with visionary partners and talented teammates. We can create a better future, together.