Defense industry and aviation kazanBaykar Technical Manager Selçuk Bayraktar, who increases his experience with each passing day, announced that they are preparing Turkey's first domestic and national flying car prototype. It has also been announced that the flying car, whose design and development studies have been going on for about 8 months, will make its first flight at Teknofest, which will be held at Atatürk Airport between 17-22 September.
Baykar Technical Manager and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the T3 Foundation Selçuk Bayraktar stated that the work has been going on for 8 months and has gone a long way. Bayraktar also shared the image of the last stage of the prototype of the flying car called Cezeri and left the decision of which one to apply to different followers.
Assembly and Import Becomes Our Destiny
Turkey's first domestic and national flying car Baykan made a statement about the Cezeri General Manager Haluk Bayraktar "If we start to advance R & D activities in Turkey after 10 years we can be one of the leading countries in the world in this field. Otherwise, we have the fate of assembly and import. ”
Touching on the future of flying car technology, Haluk Bayraktar added: “The trend in the automotive sector is towards electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles without driver. Now the world's new target in this area is 'flying cars.' This is the race to prepare for the future… As Baykar, we have started R&D studies in this field.
In the last 10 years, 130 different electric vertical landing-take-off concepts have been developed. There are nearly 200 technology initiatives in the world currently working in this field. Many big companies and technology initiatives from Airbus to Boeing are already preparing to not miss the future. To date, venture capital has invested more than $ 1 billion in this area. Here, more software, electronics, avionics systems, power systems and artificial intelligence come to the fore than the platform.
If we start to advance R & D work in Turkey after 10 years we can be one of the leading countries in the world in this field. Otherwise, we have the fate of assembly and import. We followed the same path while producing Bayraktar TB2 SİHAs. By setting a target in the early 2000s, we started R&D and production studies. We are now operationally producing the world's best SİHA in its class and exporting it to many countries.
For the same reasons, we are holding a Flying Car Design Competition at Teknofest so that our young people do not fall behind in this technology race and have a say in the future. exploring in Turkey, we believe that develops and manufactures a youth summit will take place. "
Bayraktar emphasized that the entrepreneur and industrialist who will work for the country and humanity with the National Technology Movements, focusing on increasing the value added, not the wealth, do not see the capital as money, and that the greatest asset is the human will take its place in the field more powerfully.