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.