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Lilium teams with Honeywell and DENSO to manufacture motor for electric Lilium Jet

Lilium, the developer of an electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) jet, has partnered with Honeywell and DENSO, who will co-develop and manufacture the electric motor that will power the Lilium Jet’s engines. Honeywell, which invested in Lilium in 2021, is already developing the Lilium Jet’s avionics and flight control systems. Honeywell also has an… Read more »

ABB to provide charging infrastructure for Lilium’s electric regional air network

ABB E-mobility will provide the charging infrastructure for electric aircraft manufacturer Lilium‘s regional air network, which is scheduled for commercial launch in 2024. Lilium has announced planned launch networks in Florida, Germany and Brazil. As part of the agreement, ABB will develop, test and supply charging equipment based on standards being developed by CharIN’s Megawatt… Read more »

Lilium secures order from Brazilian airline for 220 electric jets

Azul, a Brazilian airline that serves 110 destinations and operates a fleet of more than 160 aircraft, has ordered 220 electric aircraft from Lilium in a $1-billion commercial deal and strategic alliance. The companies aim to establish a co-branded network in Brazil. Azul will operate and maintain the Lilium Jet fleet, and Lilium will provide… Read more »

Electric aircraft maker Lilium completes $240-million funding round

Munich-based aviation company Lilium is developing an all-electric, vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft designed to serve regional air travel markets. The company recently completed a $240-million funding round led by Tencent, with participation from other existing investors, including Atomico, Freigeist and LGT. The new funds bring the total sum raised to date to over… Read more »

Lilium hopes to make its VTOL electric jet an airborne Uber

EVs are taking to the skies. Startups Eviation and Zunum are working on electrified passenger aircraft. Electric truck maker Workhorse recently spun off a subsidiary that makes a personal octocopter. The latest plane play to hit the headlines is Lilium, which was founded in 2015, and raised $90 million in funding in September. Lilium’s aim… Read more »

Ionblox raises $24 million in Series B funding for its aviation-capable battery cells

Battery cell producer Ionblox (previously known as Zenlabs Energy) has closed a $24-million Series B funding round with investors including Applied Ventures, Catalus Capital, and Lilium, the developer of an electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. The company will use the investment to continue scaling operations and increasing manufacturing capabilities. Earlier this year, Ionblox… Read more »

Is aviation the best application yet for hydrogen fuel cells?

Q&A with ZeroAvia CEO Passenger cars are well on their way to going electric, and the path to a big market share for heavy-duty EVs such as buses and delivery trucks is becoming clearer. However, aviation remains a new frontier for zero emissions. There are several new powertrain options, and none has yet proven itself… Read more »

ZeroAvia completes test flight of fuel cell airplane

ZeroAvia says it has successfully completed a test flight of a commercial-scale electrified aircraft. New Atlas reports that the company’s HyFlyer, featuring the latest version of its hybrid hydrogen/electric powertrain, recently took off from Cranfield Airport in Bedfordshire, UK as part of a program to develop large, long-range, zero-emission aircraft. While companies such as Magnix… Read more »