Dubai-based Aviterra has concluded a ’historic deal‘ with Dutch flying car manufacturer PAL-V to bring its Liberty vehicle to the Middle East and Africa, with over 100 units on order.

The PAL-V liberty – described by its manufacturers as ’the world’s first real flying car due to the combination of a gyroplane and a car‘ – has a flight range of 500km and a maximum airspeed of 190km/hr. Managing director of Aviterra Mouhanad Wadaa described it as “the perfect tool for our customers‘ regional travel requirements, offering a combination of flying and driving,“ adding that the (as-yet-uncertified) vehicle is “truly an innovation that will change mobility as we know it“.

Wadaa added that customers will have the “flexibility“ to operate the vehicle themselves (subject to licencing requirements), or utilize Aviterra’s services.“PAL-V is the only player that combines flying and driving into one vehicle,“ he elaborated. “No other player in the market offers this combination and can realistically deliver the vehicles in the near future“.

Loggia Investment, the investment arm of Avityerra, has enabled the strategic partnership; described by PAL-V CEO and founder Robert Dingemanse as “a strong partner to support our sales and marketing activities in the Middle East and Africa“.

Dingemase concluded that the PAL-V will have more updates on the development and certification process in the coming months.