LONDON – European private jet operator GlobeAir has signed a deal with eVTOL aircraft manufacturer Lilium for the supply of 12 Lilium Jets to operate on the French Riveria and Italy.
Lilium N.V., the developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, announced the new partnership with GlobeAir this week. Under the agreement, GlobeAir intends to purchase 12 Lilium Jets to operate premium and business eVTOL flights for its customers in the French Riviera region and also in Italy.
GlobeAir is Europe’s leading and award-winning private jet operator, and offers on-demand charter services to over 900 airports. GlobeAir is renowned for its innovative leveraging of data analytics for the optimization of operations, pricing and empty legs to benefit its portfolio of discerning clientele.
Lilium Jet – sustainable eVTOL operation
The sustainable Lilium Jet will complement GlobeAir’s current offerings in the French Riviera and Italy with a first and last mile service. Enabling considerable time savings for customers, the partnership will exemplify the all-in-one travel experience GlobeAir specializes in.
There is presently a growing demand for a sustainable, efficient and flexible mode of transport. Italy and southern France also offer many opportunities for point-to-point travels, where travel time can be significantly reduced, and vertical landing capability is required.
Bernhard Fragner, CEO GlobeAir, said: “We are proud to be partnering with Lilium as they are changing how we think about aviation and revolutionizing 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.’’
With more than 50% of the market share, GlobeAir is Europe’s leader in the entry-level private jet sector, including a premium experience. With 160 employees (including 80 pilots), the company generates about 96 per cent of its revenues abroad.
GlobeAir is available 24/7 all over Europe with 21 private jets connecting European cities like London, Geneva, Zurich, Paris, Nice, and Milan with small airfields that are difficult to reach, such as St. Moritz or Lugano and 950 more.
The company has achieved its success through dedication and by offering bespoke service before, during and after the flight.
Sebastien Borel, SVP Commercial, Lilium, said: “We are thrilled to be partnering 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.”
Lilium is creating a sustainable and accessible mode of high-speed, regional transportation for people and goods. Using the Lilium Jet, an all-electric vertical take-off and landing jet, offering leading capacity, low noise and high performance with zero operating emissions, Lilium is accelerating the decarbonization of air travel.
Working with aerospace, technology and infrastructure leaders, and with planned launch networks announced in Germany, the United States and Brazil, Lilium’s 800+ strong team includes approximately 450 aerospace engineers and a leadership team responsible for delivering some of the most successful aircraft in aviation history.
Founded in 2015, Lilium’s headquarters and manufacturing facilities are in Munich, Germany, with teams based across Europe and the U.S.