Weight Increase Granted for Roadable Aircraft

Terrafugia announced the FAA has granted an exemption to its 'Transition' roadable aircraft. Planned for approval to Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) status, the Transition would have been limited at 1,320 pounds maximum takeoff weight. But the FAA has granted an exemption allowing another 110 pounds for elements required by federal motor vehicle safety standards for ground operation, such as brakes, mirrors, airbags and crumple zones. The 1,430-pound limit also applies to amphibious LSAs.