Lil­i­um and Saint-Gob­ain Aero­space yes­ter­day announced a sup­pli­er part­ner­ship to devel­op the Lil­i­um Jet’s win­dows and wind­shields trans­paren­cies fol­low­ing exten­sive col­lab­o­ra­tion.

This will lever­age advanced solu­tions to meet the high­est air­craft safe­ty require­ments and deliv­er an unpar­al­leled expe­ri­ence for the Lil­i­um Jet’s pas­sen­gers. Wind­shields are a key com­po­nent of the Lil­i­um Jet’s fuse­lage, play­ing an inte­gral role in pro­vid­ing a pleas­ant in-flight expe­ri­ence, as well as sup­port­ing air­craft safe­ty and per­for­mance.

With sev­er­al decades of expe­ri­ence in the avi­a­tion mar­ket, Saint-Gob­ain Aero­space is a tier-one sup­pli­er of cock­pit and cab­in win­dows for all major com­mer­cial air­craft and heli­copter man­u­fac­tur­ers, and this part­ner­ship con­tin­ues Lilium’s strat­e­gy of work­ing with estab­lished aero­space sup­pli­ers to sup­port cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and scaled pro­duc­tion.

The Lil­i­um Jet’s win­dows, cus­tom-designed by Saint-Gob­ain, will have a light­weight con­struc­tion and improved vis­i­bil­i­ty enhance­ment such as lim­it­ing icing and fog­ging phe­nom­e­non, all of which will con­tribute to the aircraft’s per­for­mance and oper­a­tional goals and reduce ener­gy con­sump­tion.

The win­dows will pro­vide best-in-class prod­uct reli­a­bil­i­ty and an extend­ed oper­at­ing life­time, while also deliv­er­ing out­stand­ing cab­in com­fort through excel­lent vis­i­bil­i­ty, acoustic insu­la­tion, and tem­per­a­ture and light con­trol.

Addi­tion­al­ly, the Lil­i­um Jet’s cock­pit wind­shields will be designed to meet reg­u­la­to­ry require­ments, pro­vid­ing opti­mal pilot vis­i­bil­i­ty and bird strike resis­tance for pilot pro­tec­tion.

With a com­mit­ment to inno­va­tion, Saint-Gob­ain Aero­space will work to con­tin­u­ous­ly improve the per­for­mance of the win­dows through­out the part­ner­ship as well as bring new capa­bil­i­ties and solu­tions that enhance the mis­sion of Lil­i­um Jets.

Lil­i­um senior pro­cure­ment VP Mar­tin Schuebel said: “Draw­ing on decades of exper­tise in the avi­a­tion indus­try, Saint-Gob­ain Aero­space will bring best-in-class win­dow inno­va­tion to the Lil­i­um Jet.

“Our part­ner­ship is yet anoth­er step towards deliv­er­ing unpar­al­leled pas­sen­ger expe­ri­ence, while meet­ing the strin­gent safe­ty and per­for­mance require­ments of the avi­a­tion indus­try.”

Saint-Gob­ain Aero­space sales direc­tor Syl­vain Mourl­hon added: “The eVTOL mar­ket is a promis­ing and strate­gic mar­ket. Saint-Gob­ain Aero­space is deter­mined to bring inno­v­a­tive solu­tions to sup­port a safer and green­er avi­a­tion indus­try. We are excit­ed to part­ner with Lil­i­um and bring solu­tions that will shape the future of sus­tain­able air mobil­i­ty.”

In July, Lil­i­um announced that it had suc­cess­ful­ly com­plet­ed the fourth and final Design Orga­ni­za­tion Approval (DOA) audit by the Euro­pean Union Avi­a­tion Safe­ty Agency (EASA).