October 7, 2022

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Lilium Jet Demonstrator Achieves First Main Wing Transition For All-Electric Aircraft

Watch as Phoenix 2, our 5th Generation all-electric Technology Demonstrator plane, achieves main wing transition – the first time a full-size electric jet aircraft has ever made the transition from hover to wing-borne flight.

Although a landmark moment for electric aviation, it’s only one small step for Lilium towards achieving our mission to transform regional air mobility. Next steps are to continue the Flight Test campaign and expand the flight envelope further, including transition of the forward canards and high-speed flights. We look forward to sharing more progress soon.

Flight details:
Flight Test Objective: Main Wing Transition
Aircraft: Phoenix 2 Technology Demonstrator
Pilot: Remote
Location: ATLAS Flight test center, Spain
Propulsion: 36 electric engines

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Originally published at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNl0DDUnp0E

This news story originally appeared at Aviation Archives - Social Gov on 9 August 2022