Lil­i­um has announced today a strate­gic part­ner­ship with Bris­tow, a lead­ing glob­al provider of heli­copter trans­porta­tion, reports a press release.

Bris­tow has tak­en an option to pur­chase 50 Lil­i­um Jets, in addi­tion to pro­vid­ing Part 145 main­te­nance ser­vices for the Lil­i­um Jet’s launch net­work in Flori­da and oth­er future U.S and Euro­pean mar­kets.

The Mem­o­ran­dum of Under­stand­ing (MoU) includes “the ramp up” of such main­te­nance ser­vices in sup­port of the Lil­i­um Jet’s entry into ser­vice (EIS) and post EIS ser­vices. The MoU also enables Bris­tow to become an autho­rised ser­vice provider for Lil­i­um.

The press release states, “The MoU fur­ther out­lines how Lil­i­um and Bris­tow could col­lab­o­rate on the process for achiev­ing the rel­e­vant reg­u­la­to­ry approvals for oper­at­ing the Lil­i­um Jet in Flori­da and plans for Bris­tow to pur­chase 50 Lil­i­um Jets.”

Christo­pher Brad­shaw

Christo­pher Brad­shaw, Pres­i­dent and CEO of Bris­tow, said, “Bris­tow has played a key role in suc­cess­ful­ly intro­duc­ing sev­er­al new VTOL plat­forms for the past 50+ years, so it is a nat­ur­al evo­lu­tion for us to take a lead­ing role in the new and excit­ing Advanced Air Mobil­i­ty mar­ket and lend our exper­tise to inno­v­a­tive and dynam­ic com­pa­nies like Lil­i­um.”

Daniel Wie­gand, Co-Founder and CEO of Lil­i­um, added, “Like our oth­er part­ners, Bris­tow is regard­ed as the best in their field. They are a lead­ing main­te­nance provider with incred­i­ble oper­a­tional expe­ri­ence. Lil­i­um is com­mit­ted to work­ing togeth­er with the best avi­a­tion part­ners to enable a suc­cess­ful com­mer­cial entry for the Lil­i­um Jet.”

The release con­tin­ues, “Lil­i­um is among the first eVTOL com­pa­nies to pair cer­ti­fied air car­ri­ers with infra­struc­ture devel­op­ers and sup­port ser­vices, such as main­te­nance and repair and flight train­ing. The addi­tion of Bris­tow as a Part 145 main­te­nance provider marks sig­nif­i­cant progress for Lil­i­um, adding anoth­er rep­utable part­ner to enable its region­al air ser­vice in North Amer­i­ca and Europe.”

The pro­posed arrange­ment between Bris­tow and Lil­i­um “is sub­ject to the par­ties final­is­ing com­mer­cial terms and enter­ing into defin­i­tive agree­ments with respect there­to, and the sat­is­fac­tion of cer­tain con­di­tions.”