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Lilium has signed an agreement with the Andalusian company Helity Copter Airlines to develop an eVTOL network in southern Spain.
Under the agreement Helity plans to initially purchase five Lilium jets to provide premium and business charter flights to its customers.
Helity currently offers helicopter flights between Ceuta, Algeciras and Malaga and private charter flights in southern Spain. Helity has transported around 300,000 passengers between Ceuta in North Africa and the Spanish peninsula, to date.
Lilium’s jets, with an expected range of 250km and seating for up to six people or cargo delivery, should be able to easily make the 130km leap across the Mediterranean from Ceuta to Malaga.
“The south of Spain attracts a strong demand for high-end tourism. Combined with Helity’s extensive local expertise and experience in operating helicopters, as well as the hiring of highly qualified pilots, we have ideal conditions for the development of a sustainable air mobility network. in the region,” says Daniel Wiegand, CEO of Lilium.
Meanwhile, Antonio Barranco, Helity CEO and Owner, said: “With its zero operating emissions and low noise profile, the Lilium Jet is an excellent addition to our existing helicopter fleet. With its large and spacious cabin, the aircraft is very well suited to cater to the region’s high-end and business traffic. I have no doubt that in the medium term, it will revolutionize the concept of short-range commercial and business aviation”.