As the number of would-be electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) concepts continue to proliferate, Germany-based Lilium has stepped ahead of the wave by starting test flights of a full-scale, five-seat production-weight prototype. Designed to fly at up to 300 kph (165 kt.) for 300 km (186 mi.), at higher speed and range than most of the other urban air mobility (UAM) eVTOLs in development, the Lilium Jet is positioning its offering for intercity and urban missions. To achieve this ...

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