About

AeroMobil. Beautiful flying car. Beautifully integrated. Transforms in seconds from an automobile to an airplane. Gives you freedom to move.

AeroMobil is a flying car that perfectly makes use of existing infrastructure created for automobiles and planes, and opens doors to real door-to-door travel. As a car it fits into any standard parking space, uses regular gasoline, and can be used in road traffic just like any other car. As a plane it can use any airport in the world, but can also take off and land using any grass strip or paved surface just a few hundred meters long.

The current flying car prototype AeroMobil 3.0 incorporates significant improvements and upgrades to the previous pre-prototype AeroMobil 2.5.
It is now finalised and has been in regular flight-testing program in real flight conditions since October 2014.

The AeroMobil 3.0 is predominantly built from advanced composite material. That includes its body shell, wings, and wheels. It also contains all the main features that are likely to be incorporated into the final product, such as avionics equipment, autopilot and an advanced parachute deployment system.

AeroMobil 3.0 also implements a number of other advanced technologies, such as a variable angle of attack of the wings that significantly shortens the take-off requirements, and sturdy suspension that enables it to take-off and land even at relatively rough terrain.

Specifications

AEROPLANE

Engine
Rotax 912
Wings
collapsible
Top speed
200 km/h and more
(124 mph and more)
Min. speed
60 km/h
(37 mph)
Take-off speed
130 km/h
(81 mph)
Range
700 km
(435 miles)
Fuel consumption
15 l/h
Construction
steel framework
and carbon coating
Dimensions
width: 8320 mm
length: 6000 mm
Capacity
2 seats

AUTOMOBIL

Rotax 912
Engine
-
Wings
160 km/h and more
(99 mph and more)
Top speed
-
Min. speed
-
Take-off speed
875 km
(545 miles)
Range
8 l/100 km
Fuel consumption
steel framework
and carbon coating
Construction
width: 2240 mm
length: 6000 mm
Dimensions
2 seats
Capacity
All AeroMobil 3.0 product specifications and data are subject to change without notice as we constantly aim to improve reliability, functioning, compliance,
design and other aspects of the vehicle. Technical information and description provided here is for overview purposes only. During the testing period
we may provide further technical specifications on request

Key People

BIO

Antony Sheriff is a renowned automotive industry professional. With an international career stretching over 30 years, Sheriff is recognized as one of the industry’s foremost product experts and has a deep understanding and knowledge of the auto industry at both the highest strategic levels and the detailed design and operating level.

After briefly working as a car designer in Italy and England, he worked and as a product planner for Chrysler. Mr. Sheriff went on to receive his Masters in Management from M.I.T. where he was also a full time researcher for the International Motor Vehicle Program and contributed to the ground-breaking book, “The Machine That Changed the World”. He subsequently joined McKinsey & Company where he advised a number of automotive and non-automotive companies throughout the US and Europe.

In 1995, Sheriff joined Fiat Auto in Italy and was quickly promoted to Director of Product Development for all Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Lancia cars and commercial vehicles. Amongst the many cars he conceived, he was responsible for two “Car of the Year” winners, Alfa Romeo 147 and Fiat Panda. After being appointed Vice-President of the Fiat brand, Sheriff left to join McLaren Automotive in 2003 as Managing Director.

In his decade at McLaren, Sheriff transformed the company from a contract manufacturer for Mercedes-Benz into a profitable independent sports car company with a full product range of highly innovative sports cars that have met broad critical acclaim. Initially, he launched the Mercedes SLR McLaren to market and then conceived and produced the SLR Stirling Moss model, the most expensive Mercedes ever sold.

Sheriff transformed McLaren into a truly independent company and, under his leadership and vision, the company launched the MP4-12C, a revolutionary carbon fibre sports car, followed by the P1, a million dollar hybrid ultra-high performance sports car. A third car that Sheriff conceived, the Sports Series, is being launched later this year. The company also built a brand new production facility and a global distribution network. In its first full year in production, McLaren Automotive achieved a turnover of £267 million and near breakeven profitability. Sheriff resigned as Managing Director of McLaren in 2013 and is now advising and investing in a number of projects in the international automotive industry. Sheriff holds a B.A. and a B.S. from Swarthmore College as well as an M.S. from M.I.T.. He holds American and Italian nationality.

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Dean Kamen is a master inventor, engineer and humanitarian, compared to Edison for his contributions to humanity.

Inventor of a host of groundbreaking inventions like the Auto Syringe, Segway, revolutionary wheelchairs, assistive medical devices and the "Luke" robotic arm, Kamen is on a mission to help end world poverty with pioneering devices capable of producing sustainable energy and purified water anywhere in the world.

He is also the founding father of FIRST® (For Recognition and Inspiration of Science and Technology), his investment in the world's future. Designed to experientially empower youth with essential project-based skills in science, technology, engineering and math, FIRST® Robotics competitions are tangibly changing lives and outcomes of youth around the world.

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Mr. Mercer is a leading expert in the automotive industry globally, having spent three decades of experience in automotive advisory work, including over 20 years at McKinsey & Company, where he was the chief of the Automotive Practice, leading or participating in hundreds of client studies over that timeframe.

When he left McKinsey as a Partner in 2006, he established his own independent advisory service. In particular, he has been involved in dozens of due diligence processes over the years. In addition to the project-based work for investment firms (e.g. KKR, Greenbriar, Kleiner Perkins), he has been an advisor to various industry entities (e.g. Ricardo PLC, the Automotive X Prize, Rocky Mountain Institute, Alliance Bernstein), a Board member for several automotive firms (e.g. Stackpole, Grakon, Tinnerman), an expert witness in automotive legal actions, and a lecturer on automotive economics in several academic settings (e.g. Case Western, Wharton, Cambridge University). He is a previous President of the Society of Automotive Analysts, and a former Director of the International Motor Vehicle Program.

Mr. Mercer holds an AB from Dartmouth, an MA from Yale, and his MBA from the Tuck School of Business. He lives with his wife Ida, a professional cellist, in the USA, although his work has taken him around the world, including extended tours of duty in the UK, Denmark, Italy, Japan, and elsewhere.

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Juraj Vaculík has over twenty years’ experience of working as a leader with very broad experiences from political revolution to managing theatre or international media and advertising industry. During Velvet Revolution in 1989 which ends communist era in former Czechoslovakia he was one of the key persons in Student Movement which has started process of democratization and established new post-revolution government in Slovakia. During this revolution period he was a student at VSMU - Academy for Performing Arts in Bratislava and after graduating he worked as theatre director in most prestigious Slovak theaters.

At the beginning of the 90’s he started his career as a creative director for major global advertising agencies which started their operations in Czech and Slovak republics.

In 1996 Juraj founded MADE BY VACULIK - one of the leading independent advertising agencies in the CEE region, extending its reach to over 30 countries. During his advertising career he spearheaded regional campaigns for global companies and brands like T-Mobile, IKEA, Dell, Panasonic, GSK, SAB/Miller, Raiffeisen Bank or Mercedes-Benz. He helped to build brand of the top Dutch financial institution Aegon (TransAmerica Company) in China or revive Rémy-Cointreau / Metaxa brand among public on 17 European markets. Under his leadership agency has won more than 200 advertising awards for creativity and campaign efficiency including EPICA, N.Y. Festival, Cresta, Eurobest, LIAA, Golden Drum and EFFIE among others.

Juraj is very well known leader, used to lead projects with big ideas which make the change happen.

In 2010 Juraj co-founded AeroMobil and manages the company as its CEO. He also acts as an Angel investor with investments into successful start-up projects in the media content, IT and alternative transport sectors throughout Europe and the US.

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Štefan Klein has devoted the last twenty years into making his dream come true. It is a dream that only few people believed in – a flying car. Currently he works on prototype of AeroMobil 3.0 after he successfully tested concepts and pre-prototype.

Having graduated from Slovak University of Technology in 1983, Klein studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design (AFAD), and also at the École des Beaux Arts et Design, Saint Étienne in 1993. Klein became Head of Department for Transport and Design at AFAD where he had responsibility for leading innovative research projects for companies including Audi, Volkswagen and BMW.

Klein’s passion for flying led him to co-found AirExplore family owned charter flights company and he has personally clocked up over 1,200 hours of flying a powered aircraft and over 8,000 hours of flying a glider.

His ability to mix design and innovation with commercial acumen has resulted in several successful projects such as the walking excavator for Menzi Muck Switzerland, Locomotive 772, Golf car for Melex Poland and the electric scooter for Piponeer to name but a few. He is currently visiting professor at the Mackintosh School of Art in Glasgow.

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As part of AeroMobil’s team, Martin is responsible for company’s strategy, business development, financing and regulatory affairs.

Martin is a technology entrepreneur, investor, and former public policy leader. He holds management, board, and advisory positions in several globally innovative deep technology companies from Europe, covering areas from engineering, through biotech, to fin tech.He is the founder and former executive chairman of Neulogy, the first major advisory and investment boutique in Central and Eastern Europe focusing on R&D and technology start ups.

Previously, Martin was a Senior Director and Head of Europe at the World Economic Forum. He also held several senior positions in the Government of Slovakia, including junior minister for innovations and deputy for European affairs of the minister of finance. B.A. ifrom Stanford University and M.P.A. from Harvard Kennedy School.

Martin sees that AeroMobil can and will be a lot more than just a combination of a cool sports car and a fun, small aircraft. Thanks to emerging technologies, like self-driving vehicles, it has the potential to redefine the personal transportation systems at a very large scale.

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Ladislav Batík is a skilled international business professional with experience spanning the European, Australian and Asian markets. He studied in Australia and later he obtained his M.B.A. degree from Webster University.

He has always been closely involved in operations, manufacturing, financial management and new market development. Ladislav was instrumental in establishing the strategic business planning and consumption channels for Coca-Cola Beverages Slovakia in the early 90s. Later he led the sales and marketing department of the bottler´s subsidiary where he had responsibility for the overall sales and profit of the company.

During the nineties, Ladislav played a crucial role in establishing the market presence for Dutch insurance company AEGON Levensverzekering N.V. in Slovak republic. At AEGON, he managed departments of marketing, corporate clients, IT and also served as Chairman of the Executive board for AEGON Voluntary Pension Fund. The skills and expertise gained throughout this period helped Ladislav to launch AEGON-CNOOC brand in China, together with MADE BY VACULIK advertising agency.

Prior to becoming COO of AeroMobil, Batik served as a member of the executive board for the one of the largest personal finance institutions in both the Czech and Slovak Republic‘s ZFP GROUP.

His ambition is to help AeroMobil become a well-respected brand and establish a new and innovative market where almost everybody can achieve the freedom to travel and move quickly and effortlessly.

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Stefan is responsible for development of AeroMobil’s public relations and communication with media and influencers.

In the early 90’s he helped co-found two private radio stations in Slovakia, Fun radio and Radio Twist, where he started his media career as reporter and producer of various radio and TV shows. Later he turned to advertising world, where he was a part of McCann/Erickson team serving clients like Microsoft and Compaq. He was always active in technology industry, he helped to establish Slovak IT Association where he acted as its first executive director.

In 2000 he founded public relations consultancy Neopublic which served mostly innovative technology clients and still it’s one of the most successful PR agencies in Czech republic and Slovakia. Stefan currently acts as owner of Neopublic which ha two offices in Prague and Bratislava. Stefan’s specialisations include development of communication strategies for innovative brands and start-ups, crisis communication and brand development. He gives lectures on public relations, corporate social responsibility and creativity at the Comenius University in Bratislava. He is a regular visitor and contributor giving speeches at various specialised conferences.

He was always early adopter of all new technologies and can't wait to test the AeroMobil in flight for himself. He believes that AeroMobil will change the world of personal transport.

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Evolution

Selected media



Presented at

Dec 2014
CityQuest, KAEC, Jeddah, KSA - prototype Aeromobil 3.0
Oct 2014
Pioneers festival, Vienna, Austria - prototype AeroMobil 3.0, World Premiere
Sep 2013
SAE Aerotech, Montreal, Canada - prototype AeroMobil 2.5
Apr 2012
TEDx, Bratislava, Slovakia - prototype AeroMobil 2.0
Oct 2011
SAE Aerotech, Toulouse, France - prototype AeroMobil 2.0
Sep 2010
27th ICAS Congress, Nice, France - prototype AeroMobil 2.0
Oct 2009
CEAS 2009 European Air and Space Conference, Manchester, UK - AeroMobil 2.0
Apr 2007
AERO-EXPO Friedrichshafen, Germany - prototype AeroMobil 2.0

FAQ


How much is AeroMobil?
The prototype is work in progress and only after completion of the certification and homologation both as a car and as well as an aircraft we will be able to set the final configuration and therefore the final price span. Expect the price combination of sports car and Light Sports Aircraft (LSA), several hundreds of thousand Euro.
When will be AeroMobil available for purchase?
After the completion of the final configuration we will be able to set the manufacturing date. We expect to start delivering the product in the next two or three years. The sales process will start earlier.
What pilot license is necessary to operate AeroMobil in air?
Private Pilot License (PPL) is recommended. However, we expect that for the early version of AeroMobil Sport Pilot License (SPL) will be sufficient. Training requirements for these licenses vary country by country, but minimum 40 hours of flight training is strongly recommended.
What driver license is necessary to operate AeroMobil on the road?
For the road operation, standard car driving license is required.
What certification/approvals will AeroMobil have under EASA/FAA?
Current setup of the prototype is compatible with the requirements set for an aircraft in the category Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) or Ultra Light in EU. AeroMobil 3.0 is certified with Slovak Federation of Ultralight Flying. Future setup may require certification in Normal category.
When do you start to take orders?
At the moment we register interest from many countries around the globe and hope we'll be ready to take first preliminary orders in 2016.
What petrol is used?
AeroMobil 3.0 prototype in the current engine configuration (Rotax 912) uses standard unleaded automobile fuel.
What are the basic technical data?
All AeroMobil 3.0 product specifications and data are subject to change without notice as we constantly aim to improve reliability, functioning, compliance, design and other aspects of the vehicle. Technical information and description provided on the web page is for overview purposes only. During and after the testing period we may provide further technical specifications.

Please check this section on our website: http://www.aeromobil.com/specification
  • Maximum Take-Off mass – not more than 600 kg (1323 lb)
  • Dimensions car mode – 2240 mm x 6000 mm
  • Dimensions airplane mode – 8320 mm x 6000 mm
  • Max. speed car mode – 160 km/h (99 mph)
  • Max. speed airplane mode – up to 200 km/h (124+ mph)
  • Max. range car mode – 875 km (545 miles)
  • Max. range airplane mode – 700 km (435 miles)
  • Consumption car mode – 8 l/100 km (29 mpg)
  • Consumption airplane mode – 15 l/h (3.96 gal/h)
  • Take off / Landing distance – less than 300 m / less than 100 m
  • Take off / Landing surface – Paved or unpaved (grass) strip
  • Seating capacity – 2 persons, including pilot
  • Safety systems – parachute deployment system for emergency landing, Garmin avionics with two-axis autopilot, warning systems – obstacle detection, weather warnings, synthetic vision, etc.


All AeroMobil 3.0 product specifications and data are subject to change without notice as we constantly aim to improve reliability, functioning, compliance,
design and other aspects of the vehicle. Technical information and description provided here is for overview purposes only. During the testing period
we may provide further technical specifications on request

Contact

AeroMobil
Budkova 28
811 04 Bratislava, Slovakia

+421 2 2092 1911
info@aeromobil.com

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