German company Lilium Aviation has presented a novelty – a double aircraft Lilium Jet with vertical take-off and landing. It is equipped with 36 electric motors mounted on the wings.
It is assumed that the Lilium Jet will be fully integrated into the urban transport infrastructure, so it will not need runways or specially equipped sites: enough for a take-off and landing quite a small open space.
The simplicity of the design guarantees the aircraft a low cost, commensurate with the cost of the car, and a good flight range – up to 300 km at a speed of 300 km / h.
Lilium Jet is designed for simple maneuvers and creates less noise than a motorcycle. At the same time, it is economical, thanks to its electric motors, powered by batteries, similar to those installed on Tesla electric cars.
Particular attention was paid to safety: in the event of an accident Lilium Jet is equipped with a parachute, and a special system will block any dangerous pilot maneuvers.
The creators of the aircraft see its future as an air taxi , for which it is planned to increase its capacity to 5 passengers. It is assumed that a flying taxi will appear by 2025.