Lilium has begun assembly of the first of seven eVTOL jet fuselages, marking a significant development milestone ahead of the first manned flight planned for next year.

The fuselage is being built by tier one aerospace supplier Aciturri in Spain and will be delivered to the Lilium facilities in Germany in the fourth quarter 2023, ahead of the planned start of assembly of the first Lilium Jet by year end.

Yves Yemsi, COO of Lilium, said, “We’re delighted to kick off assembly of the first Lilium Jet fuselage at Aciturri, bringing us one step closer to reshaping sustainable regional air mobility. We see this as further evidence that our approach of teaming with proven aerospace suppliers to bring our cutting edge eVTOL aircraft to market is the optimal strategy as we advance along a path to certification and entry into service of the Lilium Jet.”

Maria Eugenia Clemente, CEO of Aciturri Aerostructures, added, “Aciturri is committed to playing a leading role in the transformation of sustainable regional air mobility, which supports Europe’s goal of achieving climate neutrality. We are fully aligned with Lilium’s vision and design, and we are delighted to have evolved our partnership to such a foundational stage towards the birth of the Lilium Jet.”

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