Lilium Starts Assembly of Electric Propulsion System

Issue: BizAvIndia 3/2023 Photo(s): By Lilium

Lilium N.V., developer of the first allelectric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, announced that it is starting assembly of the Lilium Jet’s revolutionary electric propulsion system at its dedicated propulsion facility located next to its headquarters in Wessling, Germany. The announcement marks another exciting milestone on the targeted path towards industrialisation and commercial entry into service of the Lilium Jet and reconfirms Lilium’s roadmap towards achieving first manned flight of the aircraft in late 2024.

In the first phase of assembly, the propulsion system’s rotating parts, including the shaft, are assembled and mated with the associated static components. These are then integrated into the high performing engine. In the next phase later this year, the electric engines will be integrated into the Lilium Jet’s propulsion mounting system, the unique flap structure that forms the rear part of the wings and front canards and that houses the propulsion and vectoring systems responsible for vertical and horizontal flight.