Air taxi startup Lilium plans to create US hub in Orlando, Florida

The evolution of air travel has taken a step forward this month. Why? Because air taxi startup Lilium has named Orlando as the location of its first US hub. The move will put 20 million Florida residents within the potential range of their air taxi service.

For those unfamiliar with Lilium; they are a transport innovator based in Munich, Germany. With US$375 million of financial backing, the are a key player in the electric air travel sector. The company is creating a Vertiport in Duesseldorf. Florida will be the company’s second Vertiport project. The Vertiport will be constructed in Lake Nona. The area is a smart city being developed near Orlando International Airport by the Tavistock Development Group. The US hub is planned to start operations in 2025

The Vertiports are the next evolution of airports. They allow air taxis to perform eVTOL (electric Vertical Take Off & Landing). Lilium’s winged electric aircraft will be able to take off vertically and cover 300 km (185 miles) in a one-hour journey.

Watch Lilium’s electric jet in flight here:

The Lilium Jet in flight (Video by: Lilium, Oct 23, 2019)

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