Lilium inks VIP eVTOL deal for future AAM operation in the UK
German electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft developer Lilium says it has secured a deal with a UK air services provider for 10 confirmed orders for the Pioneer Edition of its advanced air mobility (AAM) vehicles, and an option for another 10 – nearly half of the 50 luxury planes the company plans to produce.
Lilium said it had inked the deal with eVoltaire, an eVTOL subsidiary of UK helicopter and private jet operator Volare Aviation, for use offering future AAM services for its well-heeled clients. Under the agreement, eVoltaire will provide an undisclosed pre-delivery payment amount for 10 Pioneer of Lilium’s Edition electric jets, with an option to order another 10 at a future date.
Once Lilium obtains certification and launches production of the high-end eVTOL, eVolare will sell those to private owners, for whom it will provide AAM flight and aircraft maintenance services. The plan is for eVolare to base that operation out of…