AMSL Aero recieves $950,000 grant from NSW govt as it tests at Narromine aerodrome.

News Source courtesy ABC Western Plains/Jen McCutcheon and Robyn Herron

Regional New South Wales will be the test site for ‘flying car’ technology, with officials saying advances in the sector could help those in regional areas overcome the “tyranny of distance”.

Flying passenger vehicle prototype in the air

Aerospace company AMSL Aero will test its electric Vertical Take Off and Landing vehicles (V-TOLs) at Narromine’s Aerodrome from next year.

Deputy Premier John Barilaro said he hoped the flying car would revolutionise the transport industry, enabling people to more easily travel to rural destinations that did not have an airport.

“The potential benefits this technology can deliver will overcome the tyranny of distance that we face in regional NSW,” he said.

Key points:

  • Vertical Take Off and Landing vehicles will be tested at Narromine
  • The vehicles take off and land like a helicopter and will be able to fly at speeds up to 300 kph
  • Flying tests will begin at the Narromine Aerodrome in 2021

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