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Sener Supplies Key Components for Lilium Jet

Our Bureau - : Jun 27, 2024 - : 7:56 pm

Sener, a Spanish industrial engineering and technology group, has delivered the first units of servo-actuators for the Lilium Jet, which are now set for certification testing. The company plans to supply the first 100 flight servo-actuators this year and will subsequently provide them for the serial production of the Lilium Jet.

These servo-actuators enable the rotation of the 30 electric engines on each Lilium Jet, facilitating the transition between vertical take-off and horizontal flight, and vice versa. This operation demands high performance akin to that required in space systems and missions, allowing for precise control during horizontal flight.

“We are glad that a company as innovative as Lilium trusts us to make its vision of creating a new model of regional air mobility. We appreciate the opportunity to collaborate with Lilium, with whom we share innovation and excellence as values,” said Iñaki Pinto, Electro-Mechanical Systems Division Director at Sener.

“We will make available to Lilium our accumulated experience in the field of rotary actuators for the aerospace market, as demonstrated, for example, by our participation in the development of the Earth Return Orbiter of NASA’s Mars Sample Return mission, or the European Space Agency’s CIMR (Copernicus Imaging Microwave Radiometer) mission to observe the temperature, salinity, and concentration of sea ice, among other projects,” he added.

“Servo-actuators are a very important device for the technology of our Lilium Jets and crucial for the aircraft’s transition from vertical to horizontal flight. We are happy to work with Sener as we value their experience with rotary actuators and appreciate the professional cooperation with their dedicated team,” said Martin Schuebel, Senior Vice President of Procurement at Lilium.

Sener will supply these crucial components to Lilium, a German company known for developing a fully electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. Each Lilium Jet will incorporate 16 servo-actuators designed and manufactured by Sener in Spain. The company has already delivered the first units for testing and aims to provide a total of 104 in 2024 for ground testing and certification flights.


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