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Lilium starts assembly of its electric propulsion system

Lilium, developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, announced today 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 the company says marks another milestone on the targeted path towards entry into service of the Lilium Jet and reconfirms Lilium’s roadmap towards achieving first manned flight of the aircraft in late 2024.

“The start of assembly follows extensive testing of propulsion subsystems delivered by suppliers: the custom-designed aircraft e-motor, developed and built-in collaboration with Denso and Honeywell; the titanium compressor fan, developed and built in collaboration with Aeronamic; and electric motor bearings built in collaboration with SKF” according to the press release.

“In July this year, Lilium completed testing of a full-size prototype Lilium Jet fan and stator at Jetpel’s facilities, one of Germany’s leading aviation technology centres, which confirmed the fan design’s robust operating parameters. Additionally, testing has started on a prototype e-motor, for its mechanical, electrical, and thermal performance. The Lilium Jet e-motor has been designed to deliver industry-leading power density of over 100kW from a system weighing just over 4kg.”

For more information

www.lilium.com

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