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Lilium unlocks EMEA eVTOL ground infrastructure with Luxaviation
Luxaviation will ready ExecuJet FBOs for the Lilium Jet. The operator and OEM, partners through Sigma Air Mobility, see alignment between operations and ground infrastructure as key to regional electric aviation.
Luxaviation will host electrified ground infrastructure for the Lilium Jet across its ExecuJet network of FBOs.
Read this story in our June 2024 printed issue.

Lilium has expanded its partnership with Luxaviation Group, unlocking and leveraging ExecuJet's network of FBOs, together with newly developed locations, to create electrified ground infrastructure for the Lilium Jet in key markets initially across Europe, and with further sites in the Middle East planned.

CCO Sebastien Borel says: "We're delighted to be embarking on the next stage of our valued partnership with Luxaviation Group. At the heart of making sustainable regional air mobility a success is a robust and interconnected operational network, which Luxaviation and its ExecuJet network of FBOs strongly demonstrates. We're excited to work together in bringing the Lilium Jet to these key markets."

Part of the Luxaviation Group, ground handler ExecuJet provides first class facilities for business aircraft, passengers and crew across the world. Earlier this month, it expanded its global footprint to 141 FBOs following its acquisition of Sky Valet. ExecuJet's expansive FBO network will serve as a key foundation for the Lilium Jet's growing networks across the EMEA region.

One area that is targeted for electrification is ExecuJet's expanded presence in France following a partnership with engineering and infrastructure management company Edeis. This includes Aix-en-Mille, located strategically in the South of France in Aix-en-Provence.

Luxaviation is embracing the potential of eVTOL and regional air mobility as it looks at its decarbonisation roadmap, and the mandate of its Sigma Air Mobility business is to implement and develop decarbonised air mobility for the Group.

Patrick Hansen, Luxaviation Group CEO, says: "Luxaviation has the expertise, size and global presence to further the green agenda, and we set ourselves objectives advancing towards green business aviation. Luxaviation is leading from the front in identifying and supporting green aviation initiatives at its FBOs and in leveraging new technology like the Lilium Jet."

Christophe Lapierre, CEO of Sigma Air Mobility, adds: "As the momentum behind advanced air mobility now shifts from development to deployment, the establishment of local operations, airspace integration and ground infrastructure becomes even more essential. We're pleased to enter into this new phase of our partnership with Lilium to address some of these enablers for the first European networks in this new category of sustainable aviation."

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