GlobeAir signs MOU with Lilium for 12 aircraft


GlobeAir has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to purchase 12 Lilium Jets to operate in northern Italy and the French Riviera.

The MoU also signals the start of partnership between GlobeAir and Lilium to improve sustainability and advance new technologies, according to the firms.

Bernhard Fragner, GlobeAir’s CEO said: “We are proud to be partnering with Lilium as they are changing how we think about aviation and are working to revolutionise how people travel. Technological breakthroughs, a forward-thinking mindset and a drive to deliver quality time that fits customer expectations have propelled Lilium to the forefront of next-generation air travel.”

GlobeAir said it has been investigating advancements in eVTOLs since 2016 and has “identified Lilium as the most advanced player in research and development” in the sector.

Honeywell, Denso and Aernnova are expected to support the development of Lilium’s electric motors and mounting propulsion system. Whilst Customcells is expected to supply lithium products to produce the jet’s battery cells using Zenlabs’ technology.

Sebastien Borel, senior vice president, Commercial, Lilium said: “We are thrilled to partner with one of the leading European providers in on-demand air mobility, GlobeAir. The French Riviera and Italy are key markets, and we are confident that our shared commitment to innovation and partnership will result in a premium customer experience.”