Revolution.Aero’s Five on Friday: Lilium, Dufour Aerospace and Wright Electric



Welcome to this week’s selection of five top stories from the world of advanced air mobility. We include news from Lilium, Dufour Aerospace and Wright Electric.


Industry News

Lilium releases technology demonstrator footage

German eVTOL maker Lilium released footage of its 5th generation technology demonstrator, with a focus on climbing, turning and descending at 40 knots.

Dufour Aerospace to commercialise eVTOL demonstrator

Swiss-based eVTOL startup Dufour Aerospace is launching an updated small unmanned drone, Aero2, which was initially meant to be a technology demonstrator.

Wright goes back to the future with BAe146 plan

Start-up Wright Electric says it can get all-electric versions of the BAe 146 family of regional jets into commercial service by 2026. It will replace the aircraft’s four turbofans with electric motors to support flights carrying up to 100 passengers.

Japan’s SkyDrive signals the start of eVTOL type certification process

Japanese eVTOL designer SkyDrive is the first in the country whose application for type certification for an eVTOL aircraft has been accepted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism (MLIT).

D3 Technologies rebrands as Skyroads

D3 Technologies has rebranded as Skyroads. The UAM startup also announced the successful flight demonstration of its prototype Traffic Management System (UTM System) in Tannheim, Germany.