Lilium announced today that it has signed an agreement with DENSO, a Fortune 500 company, for technical assistance in optimising production at scale of the Lilium Jet’s electric engine.
“DENSO, a producer in powertrain electrification and the world’s second largest automotive parts provider by sales, will support Lilium in developing equipment and tooling for an efficient, scalable production ramp-up and preparing automation for high-volume production of the Lilium Jet engine and its subsystems” according to the press release.
“Providing millions of critical parts each year to some of the largest and most renowned global carmakers, DENSO will be sharing nearly 75 years of expertise with Lilium to design reliable, competitive, high-volume manufacturing processes. DENSO is currently supplying the stator and rotor subsystems of the Lilium Jet engine as part of its alliance with Honeywell, a tier-one aerospace supplier to Lilium.
“In September, Lilium started assembly of the first Lilium Jet electric engine at its dedicated facilities in Wessling, Germany, with the first build now completed. In the next phase, Lilium Jet engines will be integrated for further testing into the aircraft propulsion mounting system, the unique flap structure that forms the rear part of the wings and front canards. The Lilium Jet e-motor has been designed to deliver power density of over 100kW from a system weighing just over 4kg.”
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