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FAA Approves Terrafugia Petition for Exemption

FAA Approves Terrafugia Petition for Exemption for the Transition® Roadable Aircraft

Woburn, MA – June 21, 2016: Terrafugia is pleased to announce that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved our 2014 Petition for Exemption, allowing a vehicle in the Transition® street-legal airplane configuration to be certified as a Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) with a maximum takeoff weight of 1,800 pounds. This is a significant increase over the allowance received in 2010 which granted the Transition® a 1,430 pound weight limit, the same as currently imposed on amphibious LSA.  

Former Lockheed Executive Frank Cappuccio joins Terrafugia Board of Advisors

Former Lockheed Executive Frank Cappuccio joins Terrafugia Board of Advisors

Terrafugia is pleased to welcome Frank Cappuccio to its Board of Advisors, effective immediately. A former EVP at Lockheed Martin responsible for the Skunk Works and the Joint Strike Fighter programs, Frank brings four decades of diverse experience in management, engineering, and strategic development.

Terrafugia on Team Selected by FAA for Research & Analysis Contract

Terrafugia on Team Selected by FAA for Research & Analysis Contract

Woburn, MA (January 6, 2016) - Terrafugia is a member of one of the four teams selected by the FAA to receive a System Engineering 2025 (SE2025) Small Business, Research and Mission Analysis Contract. Our team is led by Mosaic ATM and is tasked with advising federal regulators on the future of air traffic management and aviation infrastructure. In addition to Mosaic ATM and Terrafugia, the world-class team includes Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Virgin America, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, and several other premier aerospace institutions and companies.

FAA Grants Terrafugia UAS Exemption for TF-X™ Flight Testing

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™, Terrafugia’s vision for the future of personal transportation, is a four-seat, hybrid electric, semi-autonomous, vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) flying car.

Terrafugia to appear in Back to the Future Documentary “Back in Time”

Terrafugia to appear in Back to the Future Documentary “Back in Time”

No one captures the dream of flying cars quite like Back to the Future’s Marty and Doc. Terrafugia’s founders were no exception – they found the idea of flying cars so exciting that they decided to turn that imagined future into reality. While the real 2015 hasn’t turned out quite like the movie, Terrafugia is working every day to bring real flying cars that drive and fly to market. We have already built and flown two fully functional prototypes, and work is currently underway on a conforming prototype for production.

Larry Williams Joins Terrafugia Inc. Board of Directors

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 as we grow the company and take Transition® into production," said Carl Dietrich, Terrafugia CEO/CTO, and Co-Founder.

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

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, creating and managing cross-functional teams, and developing and implementing market-expansion strategies in both aviation and emerging technology enterprises.

Terrafugia Shares TF-X™ Vision

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 systems, fly by wire controls, and currently available technology, the TF-X™ will further increase the level of safety, simplicity, and convenience of personal aviation.

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