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Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, announced today that it has received the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) G-1 Certification Basis necessary for type certificate validation of its Lilium Jet by the FAA. In 2020, Lilium’s primary airworthiness authority, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), issued its certification basis for the Lilium Jet.
To enable global operations, Lilium is pursuing concurrent certification of the Lilium Jet through validation by the FAA under the provisions of the Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement between the EU and U.S. Lilium is one of a few eVTOL companies seeking dual certification in the EU and the U.S. and the only pioneer holding both an EASA and FAA certification basis for a powered lift eVTOL aircraft.
Since its founding, Lilium has focused on ensuring that its design, engineering and business operations align with the rigorous safety standards and certification procedures to achieve global acceptance. Both Certification Bases result from a collaborative relationship Lilium has established over the years under the leadership of Lilium’s experienced senior aerospace engineers who have developed and delivered some of the world’s most successful and complex aircraft.