Revolution.Aero’s Five on Friday: Lilium, Volocopter and Textron


Another week, another Revolution.Aero Five on Friday. Every Friday we will select five big stories spanning urban/advanced air mobility, space and their respective enabling technologies, from industry publications.

The new Five on Friday newsletter will complement Revolution.Aero’s Uplift newsletter, published every Tuesday, which delivers exclusive insights from industry professionals across the aerospace innovation industry. Recent topics include the partnership between VoltAero and KinectAir, how Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) are unlocking innovation, and how aviation manufacturers are fitting into the advanced air mobility landscape.


Industry News

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Luxaviation Group partners with Lilium 

The two have announced plans to launch airline operations in Europe, using Lilium’s seven-seater jet.


Volocopter launches longer range VoloConnect

The four-seater eVTOL aims to carry passengers over 60 miles from suburbs to cities, using hybrid lift and push technology, in the next five years.


Textron delays entry into UAM space

Textron CEO Scott Donnelly said it had achieved a technology readiness level in other core design areas, but battery technology continues to lag behind.


Wisk asks court to stop Archer eVTOL programme

Wisk’s May 19th filing also seeks orders requiring Archer to provide full access to evidence for the trial due to start on July 7th.


ELSA-d launched to clean up space debris

Created by Japanese start-up Astroscale, the mission is looking for defunct satellites to collect from orbit using magnetic retrieval.



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