The german electrical vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) startup Lilium announced the intent to enter into a commercial deal and strategic alliance with the leading brasil airline Azul.
The deal would include the purchase of up to 220 aircraft from Lilium for an aggregate value of 1 billion USD. The start of the brazil eVTOL network is planned for somewhen in 2025.
Azul would expect to operate and maintain the Lilium Jet fleet, while Lilium would provide an aircraft health monitoring platform, replacement batteries and other custom spare parts. Azul also expects to support Lilium with the necessary regulatory approval processes in Brazil for certification of the Lilium Jet and any other required regulatory approvals.