The German electric vehicle take-off and landing (eVTOL) developer Lilium has made its futuristic jet available to private buyers in the United States (US).
In partnership with EMCJET, an industry-leading full-service aircraft brokerage and management company, the Lilium Jet will be on the market for those with the right purchase power.
In the agreement announced on October 18, 2023, EMCJET will be the exclusive Lilium dealer in the US state of Texas through 2030 for private sales.
Under the terms of the partnership, which includes a commercial commitment to Lilium for five production slots, EMCJET will enable individuals to purchase some of the first Lilium Pioneer Edition Jets available in the US market.
“This announcement is the first step in unlocking the U.S. private aviation market, the largest private aviation market, for Lilium and follows Lilium’s commercial strategy to start in the premium market before expanding to the airline and passenger shuttle market,” a statement from the eVTOL aircraft developer said.
According to The Verge, Lilium plans to price its Pioneer jets at around $10 million.
The Lilium Jet will be available countrywide, with the initial focus on key cities in Texas, including Austin, Houston, San Antonio, and Dallas.
Texas was chosen due to its commitment to sustainability and delivering efficient and eco-friendly transportation choices for residents and visitors.
“We are thrilled to partner with EMCJET as we embark on our mission to revolutionize regional air mobility in the United States. EMCJET’s proven track record of private premium market jet sales in the US and managing privately owned aircraft and exceptional customer service aligns seamlessly with Lilium’s vision of delivering an unparalleled flying experience to our potential customers,” Sebastien Borel, CCO at Lilium, said.
The Lilium Pioneer Edition Jet is Lilium’s planned first edition version of the Lilium Jet being sold to private individuals across the globe.
“EMCJET is excited to be at the forefront of introducing Lilium’s groundbreaking eVTOL technology to the Texas and US markets,” Memo Montemayor, founder & CEO of EMCJET said. “Our client-first mentality ensures that we deliver superior value and expert attention required in making sound private aviation investments and introducing our clients to the most innovative modern technology for current and future market practices. This partnership with Lilium will allow us to serve our well-established network of aviation enthusiasts with the latest technological advancements and continue to provide exceptional service and results that our clients deserve and depend on.”
The agreement with EMCJET marks Lilium’s fourth dealer globally.