Defining the Future of Transportation for the Next 100 years
The ASKA™ A5 flying car is the first in the world drive-and-fly electric vehicle with Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) and Short Takeoff and Landing (STOL) capabilities.
The ASKA™ A5 full-scale prototype has successfully performed tethered hover tests and is advancing with flight testing. The vehicle began the FAA type certification process in November 2022 and has made steady progress.
The executive team of ASKA, Guy Kaplinsky CoFounder/CEO and Maki Kaplinsky CoFounder/Chair COO, are serial entrepreneurs. They are visionaries with a track record of developing technology that targets strategic touchpoints for successful commercialization.
Their previous startup, IQP Corporation, was an early pioneer in the Internet of Things and was acquired by GE in 2017.
In 2018, ASKA launched and has been on a dynamic trajectory, advancing with the FAA Type Certification process. The ASKA™ A5 full-scale prototype was awarded Certificate of Authorization (COA) and Special Airworthiness Certification by the FAA. ASKA™ has performed ground testing, over 300 miles of on-street driving tests, and successfully completed its first airborne testing. The vehicle is progressing towards the next milestone, G1 status.
Pre-orders of ASKA™ A5 launched in 2021 and to-date the company has received pre-orders of $50M.
Drive and fly
The A5 uses last-mile transport to drive and fly in the same vehicle. This is a tremendous benefit for the person operating A5, whether they are a consumer, fleet operator, emergency responder, delivering cargo, or law enforcement or military personnel.
Aerodynamic 4 seater
The A5 is an aerodynamic 4 seater drive & fly eVTOL designed for maximum safety standards and a 250-mile flight range.
Use Existing infrastructure
Another key differentiator is that A5 can be used in today’s environment and requires zero new infrastructure to be built. The ASKA approach will jumpstart air mobility and eliminates the need for costly air taxi terminals or electrification of existing airports.
A Company of Firsts
The company has achieved a series of ‘firsts’ in the rapidly emerging air mobility sector.
World's first drive & fly eVTOL, a real flying car
First company to start type certification process with the FAA as a drive and fly eVTOL
First drive & fly eVTOL to receive DMV license plate and registration
First flying car showroom in the world
First drive & fly eVTOL in 2023 to conduct field, systems and road tests
First and only full-scale prototype drive and fly eVTOL to debut at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
First full-scale cockpit flight simulator (also debuted at CES) that enables people to take the controls and experience what it will be like to drive and fly (showcased on US television)
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