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Last Updated : May 17, 2019 04:40 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

German startup conducts successful test of a flying taxi - here are some pictures

The Lilium Jet flew over Germany after having completed extensive ground testing at Lilium’s headquarters.

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German startup Lilium went one step closer to the future after conducting a successful flight of their upcoming flying taxi, the Lilium Jet (Image: Lilium)
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German startup Lilium went one step closer to the future after conducting a successful flight of their upcoming flying taxi, the Lilium Jet (Image: Lilium)

The Lilium Jet flew over Germany at 08.03 local time on 4th May 2019, having completed extensive ground testing at Lilium’s HQ in Munich, Germany. The prototype aircraft, which is controlled remotely from the ground, has since begun a rigorous flight test campaign that will prove its capability and lay the foundations for certification of the aircraft to safety standards comparable to those of large commercial aircraft. (Image: Lilium)
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The Lilium Jet flew over Germany at 08.03 local time on 4th May 2019, having completed extensive ground testing at Lilium’s HQ in Munich, Germany. The prototype aircraft, which is controlled remotely from the ground, has since begun a rigorous flight test campaign that will prove its capability and lay the foundations for certification of the aircraft to safety standards comparable to those of large commercial aircraft. (Image: Lilium)

The jet is powered by 36 jets on its wings and tail which help the jet maintain speed while cutting down on noise and cost but still ensuring speed and stability (Image: Lilium)
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The jet is powered by 36 jets on its wings and tail which help the jet maintain speed while cutting down on noise and cost but still ensuring speed and stability (Image: Lilium)

The company has claimed that the jet can cover a distance of up to 300 kilometres in 60 minutes. (Image: Lilium)
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The company has claimed that the jet can cover a distance of up to 300 kilometres in 60 minutes. (Image: Lilium)

Though the company has not begun commercial production yet, it is developing a smartphone app which can be used to hail Lilium's services as a taxi. (Image: Lilium)
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Though the company has not begun commercial production yet, it is developing a smartphone app which can be used to hail Lilium's services as a taxi. (Image: Lilium)

The Lilium Jet is expected to have designated landing pads around specific areas, which could be functional soon. (Image: Lilium)
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The Lilium Jet is expected to have designated landing pads around specific areas, which could be functional soon. (Image: Lilium)

First Published on May 17, 2019 04:12 pm
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