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Luxaviation to bring European know-how to Lilium
Luxaviation will become responsible for parts of the airline operations being developed by Lilium, which has already revealed plans to launch in Germany at Munich, Nuremberg, Dusseldorf and Cologne/Bonn airports.
Pilots will be trained following a type rating concept developed by Lufthansa Aviation Training, another Lilium partner.
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Luxembourg-based Luxaviation Group plans to support Lilium in building out airline operations in Europe. Lilium is the developer of the eVTOL Lilium Jet.

Lilium’s vision for a flexible transportation ecosystem requires the support of skilled partners. Luxaviation Group brings over 60 years of experience of operating passenger services with hundreds of aircraft under management and 10 AOCs across Europe.

Building on Luxaviation's track record, which includes securing the first EASA AOC approval for a business jet operator, the parties anticipate Luxaviation will become responsible for parts of the airline operations being developed by Lilium. This includes securing necessary approvals and managing pilots, who will be trained following a type rating concept developed by Lufthansa Aviation Training, another Lilium partner. As Lilium continues developing its launch networks in Europe for the planned commercial launch in 2024, Luxaviation Group will also work with Lilium on the development of its customer experience, built around Lilium’s digital airline platform and the seven-seater Lilium Jet.

Luxaviation CEO Patrick Hansen says: “Electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft will fundamentally change the way we travel, and the Lilium network is poised to be at the forefront of this sea change in aviation.”

Lilium COO Remo Gerber adds: “We are proud to be working alongside Luxaviation Group, a leading operator in the aviation sector with a track record in offering an innovative and customer-focused service, to build out the Lilium network in Europe. This marks a key milestone as we prepare for launch, and we look forward to working together to provide an exceptional airline service for our passengers.”

Luxaviation Group head of strategy Christophe Lapierre concludes: “We are very pleased to have been selected by Lilium to be its partner in aircraft operations. As an early believer in advanced air mobility, we look forward to bringing our experience and credentials to the partnership with Lilium and building out a service that will truly feel like a first of its kind.”

Lilium has previously announced plans for launch networks in Germany through partnerships with Munich, Nuremberg, Dusseldorf and Cologne/Bonn airports.

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