Lilium Aviation Developing Vertical-Lift Electric Aircraft

By Editorial Staff Lilium Aviation, a start-up company hosted in an ESA business incubator, is developing the world’s first vertical takeoff and landing electric aircraft for personal use. The electric two-seater will open the door to a new class of simpler, quieter and environmentally friendly planes available from 2018.“Our goal is to develop an aircraft for use in everyday life,” explains Daniel Wiegand, CEO and one of the company’s four founders.“We are going for a plane that can take off and land vertically and does not need the complex and expensive infrastructure of an airport.“To reduce noise and pollution, we are using electric

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