Bristow Group Inc. a provider in vertical flight solutions, and Lilium, developer of the electric vertical-takeoff and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, announced today a strategic partnership where Bristow will have the option to purchase 50 Lilium Jets in addition to providing maintenance services for the Lilium Jet’s launch network in Florida, and other future U.S and European markets.
The non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) “outlines collaboration between Bristow and Lilium on the development of a maintenance program to support the operation of the Lilium Jet, including the ramp up of maintenance in support of the Lilium Jet’s entry into service (“EIS”) and post EIS services” reports the press release and adds “the MOU also enables Bristow to become an authorized service provider for Lilium. The MOU further outlines how Lilium and Bristow may collaborate on the process for achieving the relevant regulatory approvals for operating the Lilium Jet in Florida and plans for Bristow to purchase 50 Lilium Jets.
“Lilium is among the first eVTOL companies to pair certified air carriers with infrastructure developers and support services, such as maintenance and repair and flight training. The addition of Bristow as a Part 145 maintenance provider marks significant progress for Lilium, adding another reputable partner to enable its regional air service in North America and Europe.
“The proposed arrangement between Bristow and Lilium is subject to the parties finalizing commercial terms and entering into definitive agreements with respect thereto, and the satisfaction of certain conditions.”
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