Lilium is an aviation company developing an emissions-free regional air mobility service. It has designed and prototyped the Lilium Jet, a brand-new type of aircraft that will enable it to deliver regional journeys that are considerably faster than rail or road, yet competitive in price. The demonstrator aircraft first flew in 2019 and is a five-seater, fully-electric aircraft that can take-off and land vertically (eVTOL). Lilium expects to service a sizeable global market demand by connecting communities at a fraction of the cost of conventional high-speed infrastructure, with zero operating emissions.
Oliver Walker-Jones, a spokesperson for Lilium, said: “Regional air mobility has the potential to change the way we travel. Using our all-electric, vertical take-off and landing Lilium Jet, we’ll be able to connect cities and towns that are up to 300km apart in just one hour, on a single charge. With commercial operations planned to start in 2025, now is the right time to be working with the industry to identify reliable and scalable solutions for charging”.
Co-founded in 2015 by four visionary engineers, Daniel Wiegand (CEO), Sebastian Born, Matthias Meiner and Patrick Nathen, Lilium has attracted more than $375m in funding from world-class investors such as Atomico, Baillie Gifford, Tencent, LGT, Freigeist and Obvious Ventures. Lilium is headquartered in Munich and currently employs more than 450 people.