Lilium N.V. the developer of an all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) jet and GKN Aerospace, a leading developer of sustainable aerospace technology, have signed an agreement to work together to design and build an integrated and certifiable electrical wiring interconnection system (EWIS) solution.
From its facility in the Netherlands, GKN Aerospace will build the EWIS hardware sets and support Lilium with on-site installation into the Lilium jet at Lilium’s final assembly line in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. GKN Aerospace has a significant track record in the design and build of certifiable EWIS solutions within the aerospace industry.
The scope of the collaboration covers the integrated design of the low-voltage and high-voltage electrical interconnections of the jet. This includes the integration of all wire bundles in the Lilium jet, the integration of the electrical EWIS components into operational systems to safely fly the jet and the development of innovative high-voltage, high-power interconnection solutions.
For Lilium, this agreement represents an important step towards final assembly of the conforming aircraft due to begin later this year. Lilium already has agreements in place for aerostructures, avionics, battery cells, energy management systems, e-motors, propulsion system, aircraft interior and landing gear, among others.