Lilium Jet's First Test Flight Is Proof We Live in the Future
In a statement provided to Business Insider, Lilium CEO Daniel Wiegand said: "The successful test flight programme shows that our ground-breaking technical design works exactly as we envisioned".
The best or rather, the unique part about this particular VTOL jet is the fact that it relies exclusively on renewable electricity for its fuel requirements.
The company conducted tests with a prototype, two-seater vehicle while also announcing a five-seater one.
"The combination of energy efficient flight and minimal ground infrastructure will enable passenger flights with comparable pricing to normal auto taxis over the same distance", Lilium said in a press release.
It is unique in combining the benefits of VTOL offered by helicopters and drones, with the speed and range of a jet aircraft. Once the aircraft has reached the proper height, it slowly tilts its flaps to a horizontal position, at which point the craft can move forward.
Lilium Jet, a mini jet plane startup backed by Skype cofounder Niklas Zennström, has completed its first series of flight tests. The trick lies in its electric jet engines.
The new five-seater is claimed to use only 10 percent of the energy of a quadcopter-style aircraft and has a range of over 300 km (186 mi) at a speed of 300 km/h (186 mph), allowing it to travel from JFK Airport to Manhattan in five minutes instead of the 55 minutes by road - all with zero local emissions.
Lilium's Flight Envelope Protection System prevents the pilot from performing maneuvers that would take the aircraft beyond safe flight parameters.
The startup is now developing a five-seat model of the Jet for on-demand air taxi and ride-hailing services.
Due to the low-priced of operation, Lilium Jet actually plans to cover routes generally made by cars - but at least 5x faster.
Gwen Stefani has to stop coaching her people to worry about their posture or their facial expressions or their eye contact. A Hollywood Life exclusive claims that Gwen Stefani is considering another pregnancy at her age of 47-years-old.
The executions of Stacey Johnson and Ledell Lee are scheduled for April 20, but their attorneys are working to halt those as well. The original plan was to double the executions over four nights, prior to the state's supply of lethal injection drugs expired.
NY state lawmakers voted to legalize marijuana for medical use in 2014 and the law took effect in January 2016. West Virginia is the third Republican-controlled state legislature in a row to pass a medical marijuana bill.
Our review of the latest installment in this newly revived sci-fi classic is a ideal starting point before Season 11. The new season will premiering in the 2017-2018 season, with filming set to begin this summer.
Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of ADTRAN from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Tuesday, March 21st. The company had revenue of $170.28 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $167.87 million.
It will determine if the wave of nationalist populism sweeping across the globe will continue to reshape the worldwide landscape. Speaking in English, he vowed to "fight to the last minute" and said he'd "keep in touch" with the former USA president.
But at Qualcomm's Q2 results yesterday , the chipmaker's CEO, Steve Mollenkopf, offered a firmer fourth quarter 2017 timeframe. Microsoft and Qualcomm work closely together on smartphones, and the Windows 10 Mobile OS requires Snapdragon chips.
At the end of the third quarter Monday, the Cleveland Cavaliers point guard victimized Stephenson with a killer crossover. That was the case on Wednesday with Richard Jefferson and LeBron James the central figures in a brief video.
However, these individuals did not know they were in the invisible high-risk pool and were not charged higher premiums. Those concerns may be significant enough that, even with MacArthur's blessing, the deal does not win over moderates.
This sentiment has increased each year we've measured it since 2013, with the turning point to majority support coming in 2014. Experts predict the market could hit $21bn in sales by 2020 - bringing in millions in taxes for state governments, too.
Disha grooved to Bieber's 'Baby' in school
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Skrillex Explains Why He Was Handcuffed Last Night
The electronic producer was pulled over by the LAPD in Hollywood and handcuffed by officers, with the incident filmed by a fan. DJ Skrillex was detained in Hollywood Wednesday night for some sort of traffic violation, police said.
Eastwood to make movie on thwarted Paris train attacker
Now, Clint Eastwood wants to immortalise the story of the three men who risked their lives to save their fellow passengers. Now, the heroism of Skarlatos, a native of Roseburg, Stone, and Sadler is being turned into a movie.
George HW Bush still in hospital; George W Bush visits
In the caption, it read , "Big morale booster from a high level delegation". "No father has ever been more blessed, or prouder". The former president has vascular parkinsonism, a symptom complex that shares similar ailments with Parkinson's Disease.
Keppel's Profit Weighed Down by Sluggish Offshore Business
During the reported period, the company succeeded to reduce workforce by 1,2500 employees (6%), compared to previous quarter. The results were buoyed by a three-fold jump in Keppel Infrastructure's net profit for the quarter to S$30 million.
Tesla recalling cars to address brake defect
There have been no reports of the electronic parking brake failing to hold a vehicle, the Elon Musk-led automaker said . Late previous year , Tesla acquired Germany's Groham Engineering and formed Tesla Advanced Automation Germany.
Pochettino: Chelsea favourites in Cup semi
Two years before that, Portsmouth beat them 2-0 after extra time at the same stage of the competition and at the same stadium. Spurs trail their London rivals by just four points in the Premier League with the title race set to go down to the wire.
DR. STRANGE Director Summoning LOCKE & KEY Adaptation
Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's creator-owned title Locke & Key has been ordered for a pilot by Hulu, according to Deadline . While the fan-favorite project was passed over, it was eventually screened as a one-off at Comic-Con 2014.