Kuwait Airways signs deal for flying cars

Dutch firm to supply vehicles to Kuwait Airways that could be on sale by 2021
Kuwait Airways signs deal for flying cars
The PAL-V is a two-seater with a maximum speed of 170km/h using the same jet fuel used in normal planes.
By Gavin Gibbon
Thu 04 Jul 2019 01:25 PM

Flying cars could be taking to the skies of Kuwait by 2021.

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC) and the Dutch firm Personal Air Land Vehicle (PAL-V) flying cars company, where KAC will provide maintenance for the vehicles in the Middle East.

The PAL-V is a two-seater with a maximum speed of 170km/h using the same jet fuel used in normal planes. It needs a 180m long runway to take off and only a 30-metre runway to land. It can take off from roads and fly an altitude of 10,000 feet.

According to a report in the Kuwait Times, the MoU was signed by KAC deputy CEO Abdul Halim Zaidan and PAL-V CEO Robert Dingemanse, at a ceremony that was also attended by KAC board chairman Yousif Abdul Hameed Al-Jassem, the Netherlands Ambassador to Kuwait Frans Potuyt, KAC CEO Kamel Al-Awadhi, manager of the regional business centre in Dubai Abdullah Al-Enezi, and PAL-V’s deputy CEO in the Middle East Khalil Malaeb.

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