Air taxi initiative based in Germany Liliumannounced that it completed the first test of a full-scale and fully electric five-person aircraft. The Munich-based company shares the video with Lilium's droneless airplane flying like a helicopter, and after a short period of time it seems to be landing.
Introducing the Lilium Jet. The world taxis first all-electric, jet-powered five-seater air taxi.
See the full movie here: https://t.co/jy4BdyPNqV
– Lilium (@Lilium) May 16, 2019
Although the new test of Lilium may not seem very important I hope to start a fully operational flying taxi service in more than one city by 2025 I can say that it is a big step for a company. Compared to other production electric planes we have seen so far, the Lilium Jet manages to attract attention with a pair of parallel and asymmetrical tilt rotor blades. The Lilium Jet is equipped with a total of 36 electric jet engines that tilt the wings for vertical lift and then move forward for horizontal flight. There is no tail, rudder, propeller or gear box on the plane. When the company is completed, Lilium Jet 300 km / h and a speed of 300 km / h He says.
The company had already conducted test flights. In 2017, Lilium made the first trial flight of the fully electric two-seater vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) prototype. However, although the prototype was able to show a vertical to advanced flight, the Lilium did not have a full-scale Lilium jet.
Lilium is not the only company with designs for taxis. There are more than 100 different electric aircraft programs around the world. Working with Uber Airbus, Boeing and Bellas well as jet-assisted electric motors Joby Aviation and Kitty Hawk such as the big names in the sector finds itself.