21 Apr '17, 2pm

Video: All-electric Lilium Jet take its first test flight in Germany

Video: All-electric Lilium Jet take its first test flight in Germany

Lilium Aviation , a start-up company hosted in an ESA business incubator, announced an important milestone: the first test flight of its all-electric, two-seater, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) prototype. The Lilium Jet successfully completed its maiden test flight series in the skies above Bavaria. The 2-seater Eagle prototype executed a range of complex maneuvers, including its signature mid-air transition from hover mode to wing-borne forward flight. “Seeing the Lilium Jet take to the sky and performing sophisticated maneuvers with apparent ease is testament to the skill and perseverance of our amazing team. We have solved some of the toughest engineering challenges in aviation to get to this point. The successful test flight programme shows that our ground-breaking technical design works exactly as we envisioned. We can now turn our focus to designing a 5-seater ...

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