The Lilium luxury eVTOL may be the world’s first premium electric jet
Feast your eyes on the Lilium luxury eVTOL, an all-electric jet consisting of all the extravagant amenities one can indulge in including the latest in modern technologies, leather seats, wooden veneers, and entertainment systems.
In the near future, the German aircraft manufacturer intends to reveal more information about the Lilium luxury eVTOL and allow prospective owners to sign up online. In a scheduled letter to shareholders for the Tuesday of the following week, Lilium plans to provide more details about the luxury eVTOL and an upcoming microsite.
According to their sale of 220 planes to Azul airlines for $1 billion, the starting cost of a Lilium luxury eVTOL is in the vicinity of $4.5 million. Lilium has not yet provided prices for either the new limited-edition variant or the conventional single jet.
Lilium did announce agreements with the largest fractional aviation company in the world, NetJets, to sell up to 150 aircrafts. They also worked with the Bristow Group to buy 50 aircrafts along with the ASL Group to buy six aircrafts. However, Lilium’s contribution to the creation of a network of landing sites in Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands is more significant. These three deals convinced Lilium that there was a wealthy consumer market.
Potential clients for Lilium Jet include Part 135 fleet operators and businesses looking to add a Lilium luxury eVTOL to their existing fleets of conventional aircrafts. In 2011, the company predicted that using its aircraft would cost about $2.5 per mile. Prices will decrease to levels that are more accessible to regular travelers once the sector hits scale.
While the eVTOL market is expected to begin in 2025, most analysts believe it won’t become widely used until 2030. In addition to testing, Lilium is collaborating with aviation regulators on the certification standards for eVTOL pilots. Lilium will need a commercial pilot’s license and additional training for pilots who haven’t flown aircrafts with hovering capabilities, according to the regulations.