Lilium has opened private sales of its eVTOL jets in the US market through a partnership with full-service aircraft brokerage and management company EMCJet.
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 US market. This is the first step in unlocking the US private aviation market for Lilium, and follows the company's commercial strategy to start in the premium market before expanding to the airline and passenger shuttle 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 revolutionise regional air mobility in the United States. EMCJet's proven track record of private premium market jet sales in the US 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," says CCO Sebastien Borel.
The Lilium Pioneer Edition Jet is Lilium's planned first edition version of the Lilium Jet being sold to private individuals across the globe.
"EMCJet is excited to be at the forefront of introducing Lilium's groundbreaking eVTOL technology to the Texas and US markets," says founder and CEO Memo Montemayor. "Our client-first mentality ensures that we deliver superior value and expert attention required in making sound private aviation investments and introducing our clients to the most innovative modern technology for current and future market practices. This partnership with Lilium will allow us to serve our well-established network of aviation enthusiasts with the latest technological advancements and continue to provide exceptional service and results that our clients deserve and depend on."
The agreement with EMCJet marks Lilium's fourth dealer globally.
“Dealers and aircraft management companies are eager to partner with Lilium on jet sales to help decarbonise general aviation and provide an elevated flying experience, all while being incredibly efficient to operate,” adds Borel.