Lilium has engaged Saint-Gobain Aerospace for the development, series production and customer support of the Lilium Jet's transparencies (windows and windshields).
With several decades of experience in the aviation market, Saint-Gobain Aerospace is a tier-one supplier of cockpit and cabin windows for all major commercial aircraft and helicopter manufacturers, and this partnership continues Lilium's strategy of working with established aerospace suppliers to support certification and scaled production.
The custom-designed windows will have a lightweight construction and improved visibility enhancement, such as limiting icing and fogging phenomenon, all of which will contribute to the aircraft's performance and operational goals and reduce energy consumption. The windows will provide best-in-class product reliability and an extended operating lifetime, while also delivering cabin comfort through excellent visibility, acoustic insulation and temperature and light control. Additionally, the cockpit windshields will be designed to meet regulatory requirements, providing optimal pilot visibility and bird strike resistance for pilot protection.
Saint-Gobain will work to continuously improve the performance of the windows throughout the partnership as well as bring new capabilities and solutions that enhance the aircraft's mission.
Lilium senior vice president procurement Martin Schuebel says: “Drawing on decades of expertise in the aviation industry, Saint-Gobain Aerospace will bring best-in-class window innovation to the Lilium Jet. Our partnership is yet another step towards delivering unparalleled passengers experience while meeting the stringent safety and performance requirements of the aviation industry.”
Sylvain Mourlhon, Saint-Gobain sales director adds: “The eVTOL market is a promising and strategic market. Saint-Gobain Aerospace is determined to bring innovative solutions to support a safer and greener aviation industry.”