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Lilium launches China legal entity for Bao'an District base
Building a regional HQ in the district will establish Lilium as an active industry player in the region’s low altitude economy. It is the first European eVTOL OEM selected to operate in the district.
Lilium CEO Klaus Roewe with Yong Ni, a representative of the Bao'an District.

Lilium has established its APAC regional headquarters in the Shenzhen-based Bao'an District by way of its recently created Chinese entity Powerful Wing.

CEO Klaus Roewe says: "China represents a huge opportunity for the eVTOL industry, and this partnership with the Bao'an District will expand our footprint even further in China. We believe the Lilium Jet is well placed to meet the demands of customers in China and across the region. We are particularly grateful for the modern facilities provided by the Bao'an District in the Bao'an Low Altitude Economy Industry Public Service Center and for the holistic support it offers to encourage growth in the low altitude economy industry."

The move will establish Lilium as an active and contributing supporter of local infrastructure partners, customers and regulatory authorities. While the partnership initially focuses on the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, with a population of over 85 million people, Lilium intends to grow across China and the broader Asia-Pacific region in the future. Lilium appreciates Bao'an District's extensive regional knowledge, which is essential to building the foundation for premium eVTOL operations in the Greater Bay Area.

Lilium is currently in the process of opening its regional headquarters in the Bao'an Low Altitude Economy Industry Public Service Center and is the first European eVTOL manufacturer to base a regional office in the district. The regional headquarters will support Lilium Jet sales, services and support in China and the Asia-Pacific region.

Lilium will also undertake certification and validation in China, which is expected to account for approximately 25 per cent of the global eVTOL market.

Lilium expects to create new jobs in the Shenzhen region; local recruitment is expected to begin this year, with a focus on commercial activities. Additionally, Lilium will participate in low altitude economy industry events, work with local infrastructure partners to ensure compatibility with the Lilium Jet and will open opportunities for local supply chain operations.

Yong Ni, a representative of the Bao'an District, says: "We are proud to welcome Lilium to Bao'an District as part of our shared mission to build the low altitude economy of the future. This valuable collaboration will create exciting new opportunities and support the development of the necessary infrastructure to bring sustainable regional aviation to Shenzhen."

Production of the Lilium Jet commenced late last year at Lilium HQ near Munich in Germany, with first piloted flight targeted for the end of 2024.

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