The German company Lilium reported successful obtaining funding for the project to create a flying taxi — $ 90 million. Because of this, the total capital of the company increased to $ 100 million. The money will be used to create a five-seat commercial flying taxi on electricity Lilium and increase the number of developers of the device up to 70 people.
As already previously reported, in April this year, the company has successfully tested a full-size prototype of the double cab, which managed to go from hover mode to horizontal flight. Pilot version was designed for flight at a speed of 400 km/h Thanks to the retractable landing gear, Lilium will be able to use for takeoff and landing on small platforms in the city with a size of 15 x 15 meters.
The five-seater variant will fly with a speed of 300 km/h at a distance of 300 km on a single charge, the speed of delivery of passengers in 5 times exceed the same indicator of a normal taxi, and the flight is cheaper than a worldly trip.
Success will largely depend on the team, so the company is interested in attracting world class professionals. The first controlled flight Lilium expects to make in 2019.