Lilium and AAP Aviation will develop an eVTOL network in Scandinavia

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Lilium NV, a developer of fully electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, has signed an agreement with AAP Aviation Group AS to develop an eVTOL network in Scandinavia. Under this agreement, AAP Aviation intends to purchase 40 Lilium Jets and work with Lilium to identify and develop landing sites in Scandinavian countries, starting with Norway.

The plan is to provide sustainable travel mobility to Scandinavia using the all-electric Lilium Jet, complementing existing regional aircraft routes and providing flexible and fast low-emission travel between cities and communities.

They expect the market for on-demand aviation services to grow rapidly, pending regulatory approval of aircraft models and route infrastructure.

The Lilium Jet, currently under development in Germany, is expected to seat between four and six passengers and have a physical range of around 250 kilometres.

AAP Aviation entered the market in 2013. Offering a wide range of professional services for the aviation industry, including crew management, the company has established operations in 19 countries around the world, with over 6000 employees.

Daniel Wiegand, CEO of Lilium says: “Norway is the global leader in sustainable practices, known to have the highest penetration of electric car ownership. With AAP’s operational expertise and knowledge of the region, we have the ideal conditions for an eVTOL revolution. We are proud to partner with AAP Aviation to bring high-speed electric mobility to Norway and the rest of Scandinavia.

Espen Høiby, CEO of AAP Aviation, adds: “We have disrupted the aviation industry before and we are ready to do it again. Due to the mixture of water, terrain and mountains, Norway is particularly suitable for regional air mobility. With its vertical take-off and landing capability, high speed and regional reach, the Lilium Jet can save hours of time compared to current modes of transport. The performance of the Lilium Jet, its quiet profile and its spacious cabin make it the ideal aircraft to develop sustainable air transport in Scandinavia.

AAP Aviation entered the market in 2013. Offering a wide range of professional services for the aviation industry, including crew management, the company, formerly known as OSM Aviation, quickly established itself in 19 countries around the world, with more than 6,000 employees.

Daniel Wiegand, CEO of Lilium says: “Norway is the global leader in sustainable practices, known to have the highest penetration of electric car ownership. With AAP’s operational expertise and knowledge of the region, we have the ideal conditions for an eVTOL revolution. We are proud to partner with AAP Aviation to bring high-speed electric mobility to Norway and the rest of Scandinavia.

In collaboration with aerospace, technology and infrastructure leaders, and with planned launch networks announced in Germany, the United States and Brazil, LiliumThe 750+ strong team includes approximately 450 aerospace engineers and a management 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 in Europe and the United States.

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