Aerospace

Video: Air taxi startup Lilium demonstrates full eVTOL transition

07 October 2022

Air taxi startup Lilium has demonstrated a test flight of its Lilium Jet aircraft that included a peek at its full electric takeoff and landing (eVTOL) transition.

The full transition of the aircraft behaved as the Lilium’s models predicted. The company said the test further validates the flight physics computational models and technological approach of the production aircraft, the Lilium Jet.

The objective of the flight was to show the transition of the aircraft from takeoff to flight mode of the Phoenix 2 demonstrator aircraft. The flight was done remotely at the ATLAS flight test center in Spain.

In the video the aircraft is shown taking off from the airport and then the engines adjust to put the aircraft in motion, flying at speeds up to 180 kilometers per hour. The aircraft is viewed from angles of the wings as well as from the ground. The Phoenix 2 aircraft flies over farmland in Spain before returning to the airport for landing were the engines once again transition to land vertically.

To contact the author of this article, email PBrown@globalspec.com


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