Lilium latest eVTOL company to change leadership- DroneDJ
It is said that once is an accident, twice a coincidence, while thrice is a trend. That may now apply to recent leadership changes at top electric takeoff and landing (eVTOL) plane manufacturers working toward craft certification – the latest occurring at Germany’s Lilium.
Munich-based eVTOL developer Lilium announced that former Airbus executive Klaus Roewe has been picked to assume the CEO position in replacement of longtime boss Daniel Wiegand, who remains with the company as a board member and chief engineer for innovation and future programs. The company said the objective of the switch is “accelerating (our) next phase of product delivery and business” expansion.
But the moves at Lilium also may reflect growing pains of maturing eVTOL companies more generally.
Many of those are now transitioning from years of conceiving and developing theoretical craft into prototypes, and toward the fast paces, high demands, and formidable hurdles in…