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.
Aerodynamic efficiencyWith fixed wings, embedded distributed propulsion and no tail the Lilium Jet is highly efficient in cruise flight.
Market-leading payloadDucted engines provide a high payload at low footprint, enabling the use of existing helipads.
Low noise profileThanks to ducted fans with integrated acoustic liners, the noise level is kept below 60dBA at 100m.
|Wingspan||13.9 m / 45.6 ft|
|Length||8.5 m / 27.9 ft|
|Cruise altitude||3,000 m / 10,000 ft|
|Cruise speed||280 km/h / 175 mph|
|Maximum range||250+ km / 155+ miles including reserves|
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.
1. Ducted fansHigh efficiency due to reduced blade tip losses, removed exit swirl and guided flow.
2. Acoustic LinersEngine ducts with acoustic liners help capture and dissipate noise before it propagates into the environment.
3. Electric MotorBuilt to aerospace standard, our highly efficient motors are uniquely designed for the Lilium Jet's flight envelope.
4. Variable nozzlesA variable nozzle ensures peak engine efficiency both in cruise flight and in hover flight.
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.