Stuttgart is to become a hub for electric aircraft

Stuttgart Airport (Photo: Jan Gruber).
Stuttgart Airport (Photo: Jan Gruber).

Stuttgart is to become a hub for electric aircraft

Stuttgart Airport (Photo: Jan Gruber).
Advertising

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.

Leave a Comment

Your e-mail address will not be published. Required fields are marked with * .

This website uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn more about how your comment data is processed.

Editor of this article:

René Steuer is an editor at Aviation.Direct and specializes in tourism and regional aviation. Before that, he worked for AviationNetOnline (formerly Austrian Aviation Net), among others.

Nobody likes paywalls
- not even Aviation.Direct!

Information should be free for everyone, but good journalism costs a lot of money.

If you enjoyed this article, you can check Aviation.Direct voluntary for a cup of coffee Coffee trail (for them it's free to use).

In doing so, you support the journalistic work of our independent specialist portal for aviation, travel and tourism with a focus on the DA-CH region voluntarily without a paywall requirement.

If you did not like the article, we look forward to your constructive criticism and / or your suggestions for improvement, either directly to the editor or to the team at with this link or alternatively via the comments.

Your
Aviation.Direct team
paywalls
nobody likes!

About the editor

René Steuer is an editor at Aviation.Direct and specializes in tourism and regional aviation. Before that, he worked for AviationNetOnline (formerly Austrian Aviation Net), among others.

Nobody likes paywalls
- not even Aviation.Direct!

Information should be free for everyone, but good journalism costs a lot of money.

If you enjoyed this article, you can check Aviation.Direct voluntary for a cup of coffee Coffee trail (for them it's free to use).

In doing so, you support the journalistic work of our independent specialist portal for aviation, travel and tourism with a focus on the DA-CH region voluntarily without a paywall requirement.

If you did not like the article, we look forward to your constructive criticism and / or your suggestions for improvement, either directly to the editor or to the team at with this link or alternatively via the comments.

Your
Aviation.Direct team
paywalls
nobody likes!

Leave a Comment

Your e-mail address will not be published. Required fields are marked with * .

This website uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn more about how your comment data is processed.

Advertising