Aviation goes electric

Short-haul travel is going electric. The Lufthansa Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lilium to advance the progress of electric vertical take-off aircraft in Europe.

Lilium is the developer of the world's most successful and advanced electric airplane. Stylish, fast, quiet and with zero flight emissions, the Lilium Jet has the potential to completely revolutionize short-haul travel in the future.

Together with Lilium, the Lufthansa Group wants to explore new innovation opportunities in aviation. Ground and aircraft operations, aircraft maintenance and the training of flight personnel are topics that now need to be discussed and planned.

Both companies also want to analyze the possibilities of cooperation with third parties in a possible strategic partnership. This includes, for example, airports and partners for infrastructure and the design of necessary operating processes.

As Lilium announced, the company has already started production of the Lilium Jet. Internal estimates suggest that around 9,200 of the eVTOL (electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing) aircraft will be on the European market by 2035.

Published 30.01.2024