Press Releases

FAA Grants Terrafugia sUAS Exemption for TF-X Flight Testing

Terrafugia is excited to announce a significant milestone in the TF-X development program: the FAA has authorized Terrafugia to operate small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) in the TF-X configuration for research and development (R&D) purposes. The TF-X, Terrafugias vision for the future of personal transportation, is a four-seat, hybrid electric, semi-autonomous, vertical takeoff and landing… Read more »

Today at Terrafugia: Testing the Rotax 912iS Engine

One of the most significant upgrades between our working Transition prototype D2 and the conforming prototype we are currently developing is the engine. While the previous prototype used the Rotax 912ULS, the final prototype and production models will use the more advanced fuel-injected 912iS variety. In addition to providing greater fuel efficiency in both flight… Read more »

Today at Terrafugia: Seat Design Finalization

Terrafugia is excited to announce that we have completed a detailed design review of the carbon fiber seats that will be used in our conforming prototype, D4. A vital element of the vehicle, the seat subsystem has been carefully designed to maximize safety and comfort both in the air and on the ground while minimizing… Read more »

Today at Terrafugia: Steering System Calibration

One of the most important components in the development of the Transition is the steering subsystem. This week, our engineers had the hood open on our prototype vehicle in order to recalibrate the steering system for the conforming prototype, D4. In an effort to reduce drag while in flight, the steering tie rods are being… Read more »

Terrafugia Welcomes John Bourneuf as VP Development

Woburn, MA (July 6, 2015) – Terrafugia Inc., the developer of the Transition street-legal airplane, is pleased to announce that John Bourneuf has joined the team as Vice President Development. With over three decades of experience as an operations, engineering, and business development executive in the aerospace and energy sectors, John Bourneuf brings a wealth… Read more »

Larry Williams Joins Terrafugia Inc. Board of Directors

Woburn, MA (May 8, 2015) – Terrafugia Inc., the developer of the Transition street-legal airplane, welcomes Larry Williams to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. “We are thrilled to have Larry join the Terrafugia Board of Directors. His extensive experience bringing new technologies to the general aviation market will be a tremendous asset to Terrafugia… Read more »

Terrafugia Announces Appointment of Alex Min as Chief Marketing and Sales Officer

Woburn, MA (May 20, 2014) – Terrafugia Inc., the developer of the Transition street-legal airplane, is pleased to announce that Alex Min has joined its team as their new Chief Marketing and Sales Officer. Alex Min brings proven business acumen in establishing and maintaining strategic relationships with domestic and international partners, forecasting and securing sales,… Read more »

Terrafugia Shares TF-X Vision

Woburn, MA (May 6, 2013) Terrafugia Inc., the developer of the Transition street-legal airplane, announced its vision for the future of personal transportation. Building on its experience with the Transition program, Terrafugia has begun feasibility studies of a four-seat, vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) plug-in hybrid-electric flying car, the TF-X. Incorporating the state-of-the-art in intelligent… Read more »