The new five-passenger Midnight made its public unveiling in California.
The airline is making a $60 million investment in Joby Aviation as part of a “mutually exclusive” partnership in an air-taxi service.
Lilium says the coming air-transport revolution will start with individuals who can afford the new electric aircraft.
Urban electric air taxis will have their place. But these vertical takeoff-and-landing hybrids could pioneer a new category in regional transport.
Lilium’s seven-seater looks cool, but critics think current battery technology could limit the aircraft’s potential as a regional commuter.
Deloitte’s “Advanced Air Mobility, Disrupting the Future of Mobility” looks ahead 10 years to when air taxis will be common over city skies.
The startup still needs two certificates before it can legally fly passengers.
Forget a limo or Uber. NetJets expects this Lilium jet to shorten commutes between airports and metro centers, or reach remote landing pads.
Beside the many wannabes are a half-dozen firms that are attracting sizable investments from established corporations and entrepreneurs.