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Lilium receives EASA Design Organisation Approval

Lilium announced today that it has received Design Organisation Approval from its primary regulatory authority, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (“EASA”). The company says the award marks a major milestone for Lilium, positioning it at the forefront of the industry as a company authorised to hold a type-certificate for an eVTOL aircraft in Europe.

“Design Organisation Approval reflects a seal of quality assurance for companies in aviation design, formally acknowledging a company’s ability to design and develop safe and compliant aircraft” according to the press release. “This achievement in the development of the Lilium Jet reflects the culmination of an extensive qualification process dating back to 2017. Receiving Design Organisation Approval is a core requirement for any commercial aircraft manufacturer.

“According to Lilium’s Design Organisation Approval, Lilium is qualified to design and be a type certificate holder for aircraft developed according to EASA’s SC-VTOL rules, the comprehensive set of eVTOL requirements that EASA finalised in 2019 and which represent the highest safety objectives globally for eVTOL aircraft.

“Lilium is pursuing concurrent type-certificate validation of the Lilium Jet with the FAA under the provisions of the Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement between the European Union and the U.S. The FAA issued its G-1 for the Lilium Jet in June, making Lilium the only eVTOL manufacturer with both an EASA and FAA certification basis for a powered lift eVTOL aircraft.”

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