Lilium intends to set up a hub for the planned southern Germany network at Stuttgart-Echterdingen Airport. Among other things, it is envisaged that Munich and Nuremberg should be approached with electric aircraft.
Stuttgart thus joins the southern German network consisting of Munich and Nuremberg airports, which had already announced their cooperation. The Munich aviation company Lilium, which is positioning itself as a global technology leader for electric whiz, has already planned part of the planned production of its 7-seater Lilium jet for the southern German network. Last year, Cologne-Bonn and Düsseldorf airports and a planned network of 14 locations in Florida (USA) announced that they would start operations in 2024. Lilium has also announced a strategic alliance with the leading Brazilian airline Azul to develop a regional network with the Lilium Jet in Brazil from 2025.
“We want people in our region to get to their near and far destinations in the best possible way and to have a wide choice of modes of transport. That is why we are developing Stuttgart Airport into a unique hub for sustainable and innovative forms of mobility. The regional and supraregional high-speed connections with small electric aircraft, such as those planned by Lilium, are a very promising addition to the Stuttgart location, ”explains airport director Arina Freitag.
The Lilium Jet offers space for six passengers and one pilot. With a planned maximum range of 250 km and a cruising speed of 280 km / h, the Lilium Jet has the potential to become the market leader for both passenger and freight transport. The Lilium Jet has been under development for several years and in corresponding certification projects with the EASA and the FAA. Business operations are scheduled to begin in 2024. The parties want to agree on detailed regulations in the further course of the process.