Next month’s flights are designed to give a sense of the Windy City’s electric air-taxi potential.
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.
Forget a limo or Uber. NetJets expects this Lilium jet to shorten commutes between airports and metro centers, or reach remote landing pads.
Electric aircraft manufacturers view downtown garages as more than a place to park cars. They see them as strategically located vertiports.
Not only will the eVTOL be flying commercially in three years, the company is also building a network of 14 vertiports across Florida.
German eVTOL maker Lilium has signed an agreement with Orlando authorities to build the first vertiport for its electric aircraft as a regional commuter hub.
The German startup posted footage of the eVOTL aircraft transitioning from vertical takeoff to forward flight.