Springfield, region playing key role in development of ‘flying car’ technology with Air Force


Springfield is quickly becoming an important location for the future of transportation as companies work with the Air Force to test and develop “flying car” technology.

Austin-based LIFT Aircraft on Friday showcased its “flying car” technology as well as its simulator at the Springfield Beckley Municipal Airport. It’s first time that type of aircraft has come to Ohio.

“These type of electric multi-rotor autonomous aircraft are really, we believe, the future of flight. It is safer, lower cost and easy to fly, anyone can fly it,” said Matthew Chasen, the CEO of LIFT Aircraft.

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Story excerpt provided by Springfield News-Sun. See related article in Dayton Business Journal.

Written by Hasan Karim.

Originally published February 6, 2021.

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