Lilium To Deliver 6 Pioneer Aircraft to Business Jet Operator

German-based ASL Group plans to make Lilium Jets part of a sustainable air transport network.

Private-jet operator ASL Group plans to form a sustainable transport network with Lilium Jets. [Courtesy: Lilium]

Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM), the German developer of the Lilium Jet eVTOL, announced the signing of an agreement with business jet operator ASL Group for the delivery of six Lilium Pioneer Edition aircraft. 

The deal includes deposit payments to Lilium and stems from a previous memorandum of understanding that the companies disclosed last year during the Farnborough International Airshow.

ASL Group operates and manages business jets in the Benelux region, and in Germany and plans to make the Lilium Jets available to its customers as part of a “sustainable, high-speed network connecting major hubs across Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg [the Benelux region], and Western Germany,” the companies said.

“Our company is constantly seeking new ways to operate responsibly and contribute to a healthy future, both socially and ecologically. The Lilium Jet is a great opportunity to provide better value to our customers in a sustainable way,” said Philippe Bodson, owner and CEO of ASL Group. “With zero operating emissions, vertical takeoff landing capability, and a spacious premium cabin, Lilium represents the best option on the market.” 

Klaus Roewe, CEO of Lilium said, “With the highest population density in Europe, Benelux represents a perfect use case for the Lilium Jet, with its expected high aerodynamic performance and low noise profile. We are proud to support ASL’s development in the region.”

Lilium has previously announced deals to deliver aircraft to other companies, including the airline Saudia and private jet operator Globe Air. Earlier this week the company said it agreed to deliver up to five aircraft to Swiss charter company Air-Dynamic. 

Jonathan Welsh is a private pilot who worked as a reporter, editor and columnist with the Wall Street Journal for 21 years, mostly covering the auto industry. His passion for aviation began in childhood with balsa-wood gliders his aunt would buy for him at the corner store. Follow Jonathan on Twitter @JonathanWelsh4

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