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Raymond Sisson joins Florida Lilium eVTOL operator UrbanLink as President

UrbanLink, a South Florida-based advanced air mobility (AAM) eVTOL operator, has announced the appointment of Raymond C Sisson as President. Sisson, a seasoned aircraft leasing executive who has successfully raised over USD15 billion in aircraft acquisitions, will play a key role in fueling UrbanLink’s growth, according to a company press release.

“As President, Sisson will focus on raising capital to finance UrbanLink’s initial order for 20 Lilium Jets and spearhead the creation of an in-house aircraft leasing company to hold UrbanLink’s aircraft orders.”

Sisson previously served as Senior Vice President at GE Commercial Aircraft Services (GECAS); Chief Commercial Officer of SR Technics, one of the world’s largest aircraft MROs; and CEO of AWAS, an aircraft lessor which he grew from USD5 billion to USD12.5 billion in aircraft assets and a fleet of over 300 aircraft. Additionally, he was Managing Director at Credit Suisse, where he established their aircraft leasing subsidiary. Currently, Sisson is the CEO of Tailwinds Aviation, which has raised USD500 million and is in the process of raising an additional USD2 billion in equity for commercial aircraft acquisitions. Sisson holds a degree from Bucknell University, an MBA from the University of Chicago and a JD from Georgetown Law School.

“UrbanLink will lead the entry into service and management of AAM in South Florida, and will expand to other markets, including Los Angeles and the Caribbean,” said the company. “In May, UrbanLink announced its partnership with Lilium; as part of the agreement, UrbankLink committed to purchase 20 Lilium Jets, with scheduled pre-delivery payments, becoming the first airline in the U.S. to fully commit to integrating eVTOL aircraft into its fleet with entry into revenue service by Summer 2026. UrbanLink will commence the Part 135 certification process, subject to all FAA and DOT approvals, over the next several months. Additionally, the company has signed letters of intent with major strategic vertiport developers, further solidifying its commitment to advancing the future of air mobility.”

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