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Aerospace & Defense

Asian flying cars aim to soar over walls of global regulation

Japan's teTra Aviation plans commercial launch at event in US next year

Japan-based teTra Aviation is the only startup that won an award at a Boeing-sponsored air mobility contest earlier this year. (Photo by Yuki Kohara)

TOKYO -- Flying like a bird may no longer be as futuristic as it sounds.

Although the coronavirus pandemic continues to hit the global airline industry hard, the competition over flying cars is heating up in Asia and elsewhere around the world as new tools for mobility in urban and other areas.

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