March 1, 2012
Worldwide Auto Show Debut of Terrafugia’s Street Legal Airplane
The Transition® Roadable Aircraft, developed by Terrafugia, Inc., makes its auto show debut at the 2012 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), April 6th through the 15th at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. After years of testing and engineering breakthroughs, Terrafugia has decided it is time to share their unique product with the legions of fans attracted to the NYIAS.
Show Director Alan Liebensohn is "...thrilled to have Terrafugia at the Show this year. " He adds, "The Transition® is a truly unique vehicle that represents an enormous step forward in how we view personal transportation and individual freedom. We know it will be a huge crowd pleaser."
Anna Mracek Dietrich, COO of Terrafugia, explains, "We selected the New York International Auto Show to continue the roll-out of the Transition® because of the value this show brings in terms of exposure to future owners, investors, and partners. The NYIAS is a venue from which we can show the first practical street-legal airplane to the world while meeting the people who will be part of its commercial success in the years to come. New York is the perfect place to accomplish all of this."
During the press preview portion of the NYIAS, Terrafugia will present the latest generation Transition® production prototype as well as details of the company's future plans.
Public attendees at the show will get up-close and personal with the street-legal vehicle, witness wing-folding demonstrations, and meet some of the staff behind the futuristic design. Video of the Transition® in flight and on the road will also be shown, allowing convention-goers to see the future of personal transportation in action.
Terrafugia (terra-FOO-gee-ah), based in Woburn, MA, is a growing aerospace company founded by pilots and engineers from MIT and supported by a world-class network of advisors and private investors. The company name is Latin for "escape the earth." Terrafugia's mission is to design and deliver revolutionary, practical air and land vehicles that provide freedom, flexibility and fun to their loyal customers.
The Transition® is classified as a Light Sport Aircraft (LSA). Specifications can be found online at http://www.terrafugia.com/aircraft.html. Stock photos and video can be found at http://www.terrafugia.com/press/.