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Lillium is the Private Aircraft of the Future

The European Space Agency is dreaming up an aircraft of the future: egg-shaped, electric-powered and able to take off from helipads or runways due to its pivoting engines. In a press release earlier this month, the ESA said the new plane, which would have a range of 300 miles and is called Lillium, “will open the door to a new class of simpler, quieter and environmentally friendly planes available from 2018.”  Daniel Wiegand, CEO of Lillium, was also quoted in the release explaining, “We are going for a plane that can take off and land vertically and does not need the complex and expensive infrastructure of an airport.”

Jackie Bryant

www.jackiebryantwriting.com Jackie is the Lifestyle Editor at JustLuxe.com. Her freelance work has appeared at Afar.com, Harper's Bazaar, The Infatuation, and Locale Magazine. Her favorite vices are peaty alcohol, rich textiles, far-flung hotels, and all food from any part of the world that can be found in a dumpling-like format. She can usually be found hanging out in her current homes of San ...(Read More)

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