Schlagwort-Archive: Lilium Jet

Lilium Partners with Bristow on Electric Air Mobility

Leading provider of helicopter transportation plans to purchase 50 Lilium all-electric jets and provide Part 145 maintenance services in Florida and other U.S. and European markets. Bristow Group Inc., the leader in innovative and sustainable vertical flight solutions, and Lilium N.V., developer of an electric vertical-takeoff and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, announced today a strategic partnership where Bristow will have the option to purchase 50 Lilium Jets in addition to providing maintenance services for the Lilium Jet’s launch network in Florida, and other future U.S and European markets. The non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) outlines the collaboration between Bristow and Lilium on the development of a maintenance program to support the operation of the Lilium Jet, including the ramp-up of maintenance in support of the Lilium Jet’s entry into service (“EIS”) and post EIS services. The MOU also enables Bristow to become an authorized service provider for Lilium. The MOU further outlines how Lilium and Bristow may 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. 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.

Daniel Wiegand, Co-Founder and CEO of Lilium, said, “The Bristow partnership builds on our existing partnerships with other best-in-class organizations. 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.” Bristow is the global leader in innovative and sustainable vertical aviation solutions to some of the world’s leading offshore energy companies. Bristow is actively transforming its business to embrace innovative and sustainable technology including eVTOL aircraft. “Leveraging our 70+ year legacy of innovative and sustainable vertical flight to partner with companies like Lilium to usher in a new era of vertical flight solutions is a cornerstone of Bristow’s future operational outlook,” said Christopher Bradshaw, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bristow. “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. We are excited about the future of vertical lift and the important role Bristow and companies like Lilium will play together.” The proposed arrangement between Bristow and Lilium is subject to the parties finalizing commercial terms and entering into definitive agreements with respect thereto, and the satisfaction of certain conditions. Source: ‘Lilium / News Releases‘.

Lufttaxi-Start-up in Erklärungsnot

Experten zweifeln an den Versprechen des deutschen Lufttaxi-Herstellers Lilium. Die Firma sieht sich zu Unrecht an den Pranger gestellt. Doch die Kritiker legen jetzt nach. Was für ein Traum. Endlich hat auch Deutschland einen Innovator vom Schlage eines Elon Musk. Sein Name: Daniel Wiegand, ein smarter Jungingenieur voller Ehrgeiz und Vision, eine Hoffnung für die Nation. Gemeinsam mit drei weiteren Absolventen der TU München hat Wiegand dafür 2015 die Lilium GmbH gegründet, die seitdem den “Lilium Jet” entwickelt. Bis 2025 soll das Wunderding fertig sein. Mithilfe von 36 kleinen Elektromotoren soll der Fünfsitzer Menschen bis zu 300 Kilometer weit transportieren können – mit einer Reisegeschwindigkeit von 300 Kilometern pro Stunde. Doch womöglich könnte der Traum jäh enden: Es mehren sich Zweifel, ob Lilium – ein Vorzeigeprojekt, gefeiert und bestaunt von Ministern und Kanzlerin Angela Merkel, gefördert durch die Europäische Raumfahrtagentur Esa – auf seriöse Weise arbeitet. Die These steht im Raum, dass der Ehrgeiz der Gründer nicht mit den Gesetzen der Physik vereinbar ist. Lesen Sie den vollständigen Artikel im ‘Spiegel’.