German Air Taxi Firm Lilium Receives EU Approval for Electric Vehicles Written 28 November 2023


Lilium static demonstrator. | Credit: Matti Blume; Wikipedia; CC BY-SA

CNBC reports, “Lilium, a German air taxi firm, has received regulatory approval to design and operate its electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicles, the company said Monday.” Lilium was “awarded ‘Design Organization Approval’ by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency, a special condition license that grants the company the ability to design and manufacture its aircraft in lieu of formal rules for the industry having been agreed and implemented.” The Lilium Jet “uses multiple small propellers driven by electric motors to provide lift during takeoff and landing, as well as thrust during the cruise phase.”
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