• Lilium's electric personal jet manages a vertical takeoff

    3 monthes ago - By Engadget

    The Lilium jet may look like somebody's wacky concept of a futuristic aircraft that will never be able to fly, but that couldn't be further from the truth. It has recently completed a series of flight tests in Munich, Germany, proving that the first...
    Read more ...

     

  • This all-electric jet takes off like a helicopter and can reach speeds of 180mph

    This all-electric jet takes off like a helicopter and can reach speeds of 180mph

    3 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    The world's first zero-emissions electric plane has taken off for the first time. Lilium flew a 2-seater prototype which they are hoping to develop into a 5-seater air-taxi.
    The jet has 36 engines and 12 moveable flaps.
    The company want it to be an alternative to cars in inner cities in the future. They want to develop it so it flies for 200 miles at 180 mph.
    Produced by Claudia Romeo Join the conversation about this story »
    Read more ...

     

  • German start-up Lilium test flights 2-seater jet prototype

    German start-up Lilium test flights 2-seater jet prototype

    3 monthes ago - By CBR

    Germany based start-up Lilium has completed a test flight of its prototype 2-seater jet over Bavarian skies and announced that it is developing a 5-seater jet that will be designed for on-demand air taxi and ridesharing services.
    According to the company, its 2-seater Eagle prototype performed a range of complex maneuvers during the test flight, including mid-air transition from hover mode to wing-borne forward flight.
    Lilium said: “We have solved some of the toughest engineering challenges in aviation to get to this point.
    “The successful test flight programme shows that our...
    Read more ...