16 May Lilium reveals new air taxi as it celebrates maiden flight
Lilium Jet is the world’s first all-electric jet-powered five-seater air taxi
Capable of traveling up to 300km in just 60 minutes, with zero operating emissions
Lilium will manufacture and operate the Lilium Jet as part of a revolutionary on-demand air taxi service
Munich 16 May 2019: Lilium, the Munich-based startup developing a revolutionary on- demand air taxi service, today revealed its new five-seater air taxi prototype for the first time. The unveiling of the new Lilium Jet came as the all-electric aircraft completed its maiden flight in the skies over Germany earlier this month.
The full-scale, full-weight prototype is powered by 36 all-electric jet engines that allow it to take-off and land vertically, while achieving remarkably efficient horizontal, or cruise, flight. The simplicity of the aircraft design, with no tail, no rudder, no propellers, no gearbox and only one moving part in the engine not only contributes to the safety and affordability of the aircraft, but it has also allowed the design team to focus their efforts on creating a magical customer experience in the cabin, from panoramic windows to gull-wing doors.