Lilium has signed an agreement with Air-Dynamic SA, a Switzerland-based private jet and helicopter company, which includes deposit payments to Lilium for delivery of up to five Lilium Jets.
Air-Dynamic will operate and manage these Jets for its customers in Switzerland and Italy, which will offer customers early access to the premium ‘club configuration’ Lilium Jet including the Lilium Pioneer Edition.
This partnership expands Lilium’s reach into the high-end European business travel and tourism market. The Lugano based company with almost 20 years of experience in helicopter and jet charters specialises in networked routes across Switzerland, Italy, Côte d’Azur and French Alps.
Air-Dynamic has a fleet of two new generation PC-12s based directly at Lugano airport and manages different jets and helicopters on behalf of private owners and AOC holders.
Air-Dynamic CEO Raffaella Meledandri said: “This partnership represents an important step for Air-Dynamic SA and the entire aviation industry. We are excited to work with Lilium to develop innovative and sustainable solutions for the future of aviation.
“The first project’s goal is to connect Lugano directly with Milan City Center and in parallel to establish a good connection in Italy for the most touristic destinations such as Lake Como and Capri.”
Air-Dynamic provides helicopter charters across Switzerland, Italy, Côte d’Azur and the French Alps. Air-dynamic has also grown in the sale, purchase and management of aircraft (worldwide) and recently in the chartering of private Yachts. The main Office is located at the Lugano Airport in Ticino, Switzerland.
Sebastien Borel, CCO of Lilium, added: “With today’s partnership, Lilium deepens its reach into Europe’s premium travel market. We’re leveraging Air-Dynamic’s innovative and entrepreneurial approach to operating and managing private jets and helicopters in the region. The partnership fits well in our commercial first phase strategy to engage the premium segment with our impressive Lilium Pioneer Edition Jet.”
Earlier this month, Lilium has announced a capital raise for up to $250 million, with $100 million funded at close, as it continues the development of its eVTOL aircraft.