By Chris Stonor
Lilium, the German-based eVTOL company developing an all-electric aircraft for Urban Air Mobility (UAM), announced this week a partnership with Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT) to both select and instruct pilots to fly the Lilium Jet via a bespoke sourcing and training program, reports a company press release.
The initial phase of this procedure consists of “an additional training certification for qualified commercial pilots.” The release continues, “It will harness technologies including Virtual Reality (VR) opening possibilities to recreate the program worldwide and enabling a stable pipeline of qualified pilots to support the growth of the company and of the industry.”
As “a leading airline training organisation in Europe renowned for following the highest safety standards,” LAT will provide its training expertise. Both companies will also work closely with EASA (EU) and FAA (USA) regulatory authorities on certification.
Remo Gerber, CEO of Lilium comments, “Transforming the way in which pilots of the future operate is a challenge, but LAT is the perfect partner. Their insights, experience and dedication to forward-thinking training concepts ensure that our pilots will be selected and trained to the highest calibre, an industry standard which we will establish through this partnership.”
Tiziana Heilig, MD and CFO of LAT adds, “We are thrilled to be working with Lilium to create a training setup, which is unlike any seen before. As one of the leaders in this vibrant sector, we look forward to this cooperation to share each other’s wealth of knowledge to provide an unparalleled aviation training experience for our customers.”
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