“What sounds like science fiction today may soon become reality.” That is what transport minister Hendrik Wüst of the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia said last week while announcing a partnership between the company Lilium and the airports of Düsseldorf and Cologne/Bonn.

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Author profile picture Maurits Kuypers graduated as a macroeconomist from the University of Amsterdam, specialising in international work. He has been active as a journalist since 1997, first for 10 years on the editorial staff of Het Financieele Dagblad in Amsterdam, then as a freelance correspondent in Berlin and Central Europe. When it comes to technological innovations, he always has an eye for the financial feasibility of a project.