Lilium says it's the first to sell electric VTOL aircraft in the U.S.

Oct. 19, 2023
German eVTOL company Lilium has teamed up with a Texas-based aviation dealer to open up the books for its 30-rotor, four-seat electric aircraft, Andrew J. Hawkins writes for The Verge.

HOUSTON, Texas - Lilium, an electric aviation company based in Germany, said it wants to be the first to sell electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft in the US. But it won’t be cheap, Andrew J. Hawkins writes for The VergeContinue reading original article.

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19 October 2023 - Under the terms of the partnership, which includes a commercial commitment to Lilium for five production slots, EMCJET will enable individuals to purchase some of the first Lilium Pioneer Edition Jets available in the U.S. market.

The Lilium Jet will be available countrywide, with the initial focus on key cities in Texas, including Austin, Houston, San Antonio, and Dallas, aligning with Texas' commitment to sustainability, delivering efficient and eco-friendly transportation choices for residents and visitors.

“We are thrilled to partner with EMCJET as we embark on our mission to revolutionize regional air mobility in the United States. EMCJET’s proven track record of private premium market jet sales in the U.S. and managing privately owned aircraft and exceptional customer service aligns seamlessly with Lilium's vision of delivering an unparalleled flying experience to our potential customers,” said Sebastien Borel, Chief Commercial Officer at Lilium.

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Jamie Whitney, Senior Editor
Military + Aerospace Electronics

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