Toray to supply materials for all-electric aircraft

Toray Industries has formed an agreement with German aerospace company Lilium GmbH to supply carbon fiber composite materials for the Lilium jet.

According to the company, the all-electric, vertical take-off and landing aircraft could help increase regional air mobility, thus reducing traffic congestion, noise, and air pollution in crowded

cities. The Lilium jet can take up to four passengers and its pilot up to 300 km in less than 60 minutes. Its fuselage, wings, rotor vanes, and other structural components will be made of carbon fiber composite materials, Toray said.

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