Bringing flying cars to the GCC
Kuwait Airways and PAL-V bringing flying cars to the GCC
Raamsdonksveer, The Netherlands, July 2019.
The intention is that Kuwait Airways maintenance facilities that comply with the very high standards of EASA will be servicing PAL-V products. This ensures PAL-V customers with the highest level of customer support. “Having a well-known maintenance partner like Kuwait Airways in the GCC is a big step for us to expand our business in the region.” Says Robert Dingemanse, CEO of PAL-V: “Using their expertise in maintaining the PAL-V and having one of the leading airlines in the GCC as a partner is great for the development of our company”.
Furthermore, Kuwait Airways will start to explore the possibility to use the PAL-V for their own operation offering their customers a “last mile” solution. “Because the PAL-V can use the same airports that we are using it is a vehicle that can provide our customers with a "last mile" solution. FlyDriving them to where they need to go. Which will offer our customers a door-to-door journey instead of airport to airport.” Says Kamil H. Al-Awadhi, CEO of Kuwait Airways. The PAL-V only needs a small airstrip of 300m long in order to take off and land which doesn’t need to be a paved runway. The strips can be created in close proximity to urban areas where people are not disturbed by the presence of the airstrip. PAL-V can drive the last mile to the destination, making the PAL-V a true door-to-door solution for the airport-to-city journey. The PAL-V can reach a landing strip near a city 400km away in just 2.5 hours, after that the conversion only takes 5 minutes and you can drive your last miles into the city.
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