Partnership includes a firm commitment for up to five Lilium Jets with pre-delivery payments
GENEVA, May 22, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, announced an agreement with Air-Dynamic SA, a Switzerland-based private jet and helicopter company. The firm agreement includes deposit payments to Lilium for delivery of up to five Lilium Jets.
Air-Dynamic SA, a proud supporter of the new generation of electric aircraft, will operate and manage these Lilium Jets for its customers in Switzerland and Italy, which will offer customers early access to the premium ‘club configuration’ Lilium Jet including the Lilium Pioneer Edition.
This partnership expands Lilium’s reach into the high-end European business travel and tourism market. The Lugano based company with almost 20 years of experience in helicopter and jet charters specializes in networked routes across Switzerland, Italy, Côte d'Azur and French Alps. Air-Dynamic has a fleet of two new generation PC-12s based directly at Lugano airport and manages different jets and helicopters on behalf of private owners and AOC holders.
Raffaella Meledandri, CEO of Air-Dynamic SA, said: “This partnership represents an important step for Air-Dynamic SA and the entire aviation industry. We are excited to work with Lilium to develop innovative and sustainable solutions for the future of aviation. The first project's goal is to connect Lugano directly with Milan City Center and in parallel to establish a good connection in Italy for the most touristic destinations such as Lake Como and Capri.”
Sebastien Borel, CCO of Lilium, said: “With today’s partnership, Lilium deepens its reach into Europe’s premium travel market. We’re leveraging Air-Dynamic’s innovative and entrepreneurial approach to operating and managing private jets and helicopters in the region. The partnership fits well in our commercial first phase strategy to engage the premium segment with our impressive Lilium Pioneer Edition Jet.”
Lilium (NASDAQ: LILM) is creating a sustainable and accessible mode of high-speed, regional transportation for people and goods. Using the Lilium Jet, an all-electric vertical take-off and landing jet, offering leading capacity, low noise, and high performance with zero operating emissions, Lilium is accelerating the decarbonization of air travel. Working with aerospace, technology, and infrastructure leaders, and with planned launch networks announced in Germany, the United States, Brazil, and the UK, Lilium’s 800+ strong team includes approximately 450 aerospace engineers and a leadership team responsible for delivering some of the most successful aircraft in aviation history. Founded in 2015, Lilium’s headquarters and manufacturing facilities are in Munich, Germany, with teams based across Europe and the U.S. To learn more, visit lilium.com.
About Air-Dynamic SA
Air-Dynamic is a Swiss based aviation company with 18 years’ experience and know-how in the entire aviation industry. The company provides helicopter charters across Switzerland, Italy, Côte d’Azur and French Alps, Jet charters starting from its main base in Lugano and worldwide with minimal to no positioning. Air-dynamic is also grown in the sale, purchase and management of aircraft (worldwide) and recently in the chartering of private Yachts. The main Office is located at the Lugano Airport in Ticino, Switzerland, while personnel are strategically placed in Geneva, Rome, Frankfurt and Dubai. The Team speaks Italian, German, English, French, Spanish, Russian and Indian and is made of aviation experts and logisticians with great coordination skills and real passion for their job, ready to assist with the most lavish travel needs or desires. The advantage of being a small but dedicated and passionate team is that each flight is a tailor-made experience.
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