Lilium and eVolare sign initial deal for 10 aircraft with payment
Lilium has signed a contract with eVolare, a subsidiary of Volare Aviation, for the purchase of 10 Lilium Pioneer Jets with the option for 10 more.
eVolare will be Lilium’s launch operator in the UK. The firm will allow Lilium Jets to operate from its Oxford base, run a maintenance service centre and invest in landing infrastructure for Lilium’s UK network. eVolare has made pre-delivery payments of up to 50% of the total value for the aircraft.
Dustin Dryden, founder of eVolare said: “The revolutionary technology of the Lilium Pioneer Edition Jet coupled with its unique, premium cabin, made it a natural choice for us when looking to meet the future demands of an environmental conscious market. For all our customers, we can offer point to point time-saving travels in a sustainable, safe manner while introducing some incredibly exciting innovation to the UK market.”
Lilium’s Pioneer Edition was formally launched this week too and comes with a service, support, and training package, as well as customisable options for the cabin configuration.
Klaus Roewe, CEO of Lilium said: “We are delighted to launch our Pioneer Edition Jet with eVolare. Not only is the demand for sustainable regional air mobility in London high but eVolare’s experience serving customers with business jets and helicopters operations is a great fit to our commercial first phase: getting the premium segment to adopt our aircraft while preparing the entire ecosystem for a larger market. eVolare’s visionary approach to sustainable air mobility also makes them the perfect partner for the United Kingdom.”