The proprietary technology at the core of the Lilium Jet is Ducted Electric Vectored Thrust (DEVT) which we have refined through successive generations of technology demonstrators. Electric jet engines integrated into the wing flaps provide advantages in payload, aerodynamic efficiency and a lower noise profile, whilst also providing thrust vector control to maneuver the Lilium Jet through every phase of flight.
Since 2015, we’ve been developing proprietary technology that powers our all-electric vertical take-off and landing jets. Through an iterative process we designed, built and tested 4 generations of prototypes including our current 5-seat technology demonstrator. In 2018, we applied for concurrent type certification with EASA and FAA for a larger Lilium Jet and subsequently began work behind the scenes on our 7-seater – an aircraft enabling a sustainable and accessible mode of high-speed travel.
We’re proud to introduce our serial aircraft planned to launch commercial operations in 2024.
Ducted Electric Vectored Thrust
Underlying engine technologies
Traditional jet engines power 95% of commercial aircraft and we have based our design on the same principles, yet far simpler. Our electric jet engines rely on just a single “stage” rotor/stator system driven by an electric motor with zero emissions.
The cabin is designed for your comfort above all, without compromising performance. We can welcome six passengers to spacious window seats and a central aisle to stretch your legs. Our pilot sits in a separate cockpit and there’s an additional hold for your luggage.