Developed indigenously and originally by BAYKAR, Turkey’s first flying car CEZERİ completed its first flight tests. The 230-kilogram pre-prototype designed and manufactured by Turkish engineers reached an altitude of 10 meters in flight tests.
Flight tests of CEZERİ Flying Car, conducted under the leadership of Selçuk Bayraktar, CTO of BAYKAR; started on Friday, 11 September. During the first tests, CEZERİ took off with safety tethers attached. After the flight tests went without a hitch, on the night that connected 14 September to 15 September, CEZERİ took off without any safety tethers. CEZERİ Flying Car, which flies completely autonomously and has an intelligent flight system, successfully completed two different flights on the same night.
CEZERİ Reached 10 Meters
In the second test flight without safety tethers at the Baykar National UCAV R&D and Production Centre, CEZERİ rose 10 meters from the ground. CEZERİ received its name from the chief engineer of Artukid Palace, Al-Jazari of Cizre. CEZERİ has thus realized its first flight within 1.5 years after the works that started with concept design.
Selçuk Bayraktar: “From Dream to Real …”
Bayraktar stated the following after the flight test: “The CEZERİ Flying Car, which we started about 1.5 years ago by dreaming it and began from a drawing, turned into reality by performing its first flight. We will make more advanced prototypes in the coming period. We will perform manned flights. However, it will take an estimated 10-15 years for the CEZERİ Flying Car to land on the roads. We can probably witness recreational use in rural areas, same as ATVs and off-road vehicles in 3-4 years. After smart cars, the revolution in automotive technology will be flying cars. From this point of view, we are preparing for tomorrow’s races, not today. Giving confidence and motivation to our youth in every field with the National Technology Move is among our most important goals.
Introduced for the First Time in TEKNOFEST 2019
CEZERİ was introduced to public for the first time at the TEKNOFEST Aerospace and Technology Festival held at Atatürk Airport on 17-22 September 2019. Being one of the prominent elements of TEKNOFEST 2019, which is stated to have broken the world record with 1 million 720 thousand visitors, CEZERİ attracted attention as news in many countries.
It Will Revolutionize Urban Transportation
Expected to make a radical change in urban air transportation in the future, CEZERİ has been designed to take an active role in passenger and cargo transportation. Flying car stands out as an electric “Urban Air Transport” vehicle that will basically be an alternative to automobiles in urban transportation. Within the scope of urban air transportation, it is aimed to give life to the reliable passenger and cargo transportation ecosystem that covers city centres and suburbs. In addition, works are underway for CEZERİ to be used for logistic support in the health sector and the military.
Traffic Congestion and Accidents Will Be Reduced in the Future
With the introduction of CEZERİ, developed by BAYKAR as the transportation concept of the future, in the daily life; it will be possible to reduce traffic congestion in urban transportation, minimize time spent in traffic, and reduce air pollution caused by transportation. It is aimed to reduce traffic accidents, provide faster cargo transportation service, and respond quickly to the urgent needs of health institutions such as blood and organ transportation, as CEZERİ begins to play an active role in urban air transportation in the future.
It Will Fly with Minimum Aviation Knowledge and Safely
CEZERİ, designed to be flown with minimum technical knowledge, aviation knowledge and a high level of safety, is powered by 8 electric motors. Working with 100% electricity, CEZERİ meets its energy requirements from rechargeable batteries. Having a triple redundant intelligent flight system, CEZERİ will be equipped with artificial intelligence systems in the future. It is aimed to reach a cruise speed of 100 km/h in the future, to reach a flight altitude of 2,000 meters and to reach a range of 70-80 km with 1 hour of airtime, in parallel with the development of battery technology.