As prototypes for electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) advance in development, there is also a need to develop the infrastructure to support these flights and help us save hours in total travel time. With its modular design, eVTOL manufacturer Lilium has now entered the buildings that will operate its Lilium jet, press release said.
Co-founded by four engineers in 2015, Lilium is working on EVTOL concept which can carry five passengers at speeds of 280 mph, but at a price that is competitive with road and rail. More importantly, Lilium’s jet is not only carbon-neutral, but is also designed to produce less noise with its ventilation fan technology. Its fifth-generation prototype took off in 2019.
Confident in its prototype and design, the company has already focused on the infrastructure needed for its Lilium aircraft and offers a modular design that can be quickly deployed at existing airports, outdoor car parks or even upgraded to existing buildings. . In addition, modular components can be prefabricated to reduce on-site construction time.
As explained on its website, Lilium has identified three key areas needed for vertigo. Last approach and take-off area (FATO) (A), parking stand (B) and passenger terminal (C). Like conventional helipads, FATO will monitor the arrival and departure of eVTOL and follow the regulatory guidelines that are ultimately offered for eVTOL.
The parking space is where eVTOL will be charged before its next flight, but it also serves as a passenger and freight area. Lilium strives to eliminate surpluses from conventional airports such as duty-free shops and retail stores and to install systems that make passenger movement smooth and unstoppable to save time.
To implement this concept, the company is already partnering with Ferrovial, a two-decade-old infrastructure company with experience in servicing London’s Heathrow Airport, as well as 33 other airports in the United States, Chile and Australia, the press release said.
Together, the two organizations plan to develop 10 vertiports in the state of Florida, ensuring that its 20 million inhabitants will live within 30 minutes of their dizziness. After all these years,flying cars“They finally reach a destination near you.