The partnership was marked by the signing of a contract between the two companies by their respective CEOs during a ceremony held at the ASL premises in Antwerp. For the occasion, one of the prototypes of the PAL-V Liberty Pioneer Edition was presented in front of the ASL hangar.
Through this partnership, ASL will become the official and exclusive dealer of PAL-V in Belgium and non-exclusive dealer in the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Both companies are also exploring possibilities to incorporate pilot training through ASL's approved training organisation as the partnership evolves.
PAL-V is currently in the final phase of certifying the world's first commercial flying car. The PAL-V Liberty is expected to enter the market in 2021. ASL and PAL-V jointly presented a prototype of the PAL-V Liberty during the tenth edition of Zoute Grand Prix, a major car rally event organised in the city of Knokke-Heist in Belgium of which ASL has been one of the major sponsors for several years. Visitors and participants of the rally had the chance to discover the unique concept of PAL-V and learn more about the future of air and road mobility solutions by meeting with representatives of both companies.
Most major aircraft manufacturers as well as renowned transport companies are all working on concepts of new urban mobility transport solutions. PAL-V promises to open up the personal air mobility market by bringing a fully certified flying car to the market in 2021. Its Liberty is based on a gyroplane and is said to be easy to learn to fly by registered customers. ASL Group will actively contribute to this upcoming revolution by partnering with innovative manufacturers.