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When will an electric jet fly in the Luxembourg sky?

Soon certainly because LuxAviation (operator of business air links) and the German manufacturer Lilium have just announced a merger in order to develop the lines for these vertical take-off aircraft.

Soon certainly because LuxAviation (operator of business air links) and the German manufacturer Lilium have just announced a merger in order to develop the lines for these vertical take-off aircraft.

(pj) The firm already had planes and helicopters, but the Luxaviation fleet should no longer delay in integrating also the small machines produced by the Munich manufacturer Lilium. Seven-seater jets characterized by two points: their motor (electric) and their take-off (vertical). In any case, the manufacturer of “electric air taxis” has just announced its merger with the company established in the Grand Duchy and which operates throughout the world.



Six years after the announcement of the implementation of an unprecedented project in the history of the airport, the bulk of the work will begin “next week”, LuxAirport said Wednesday. An operation of 150 million euros which must take place at night and spread over two years.


Luxaviation could allow Lilium to deploy in many parts of the world, starting with Europe. And the two partners have already announced that “the first jet aircraft will be built next year and commercial operations will begin in 2024”. In Germany, Lilium is planning take-off and landing stations in Munich, Nuremberg, Cologne and Düsseldorf. In Florida, Lilium plans to work with airport operator Ferrovial to build ten take-off and landing sites.

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Patrick Hansen, CEO of the Luxaviation Group, welcomes the benefits of this collaboration in advance. “Electric vertical take-off and landing planes are going to fundamentally change the way we travel,” he comments.

Luxaviation will be responsible for parts of the airline’s operations developed by Lilium. This includes obtaining the necessary approvals and managing the pilots, who will be trained according to a type rating concept developed by Lufthansa Aviation Training, another partner of the German manufacturer.


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