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Forget Pigs – A Finnish Company Wants to Make Boats Fly in Maine [VIDEO]

Atol Aviation via YouTube
Atol Aviation via YouTube

Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a… boat?

Well, ordinarily Superman would have to correct you in that case, a bit aggravated that you noticed he’d gained a few pounds. However, in this case, you’d be right! As written in a report by the Bangor Daily News yesterday, a Finnish manufacturing company, Atol Avion, will be setting up their new US headquarters right here in Maine! Brunswick to be specific.

According to the BDN, Atol Avion stated that the new facility will be the main production location for the company’s latest creation: the Atol 650, a lightweight, high performance amphibious aircraft. The new vehicle ¬†is a joint venture between the company and a US based group of investors. Watch the video below to see this bad boy in action:
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Pretty sweet, right?

The Atol website¬†states that the craft will be made largely of lightweight components like carbon fiber and will have foldable wings. The 650 will be a small, one to two man craft, measuring 7 feet wide with the wings folded up. The starting price on this bad boy? $179,000! That might sound like a lot of money, but if you’re within the company’s target client base, which I can only assume is rich Bond villains, it would certainly make a nice addition to your volcano-based secret lair.

 

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