Lilium and Ferrovial sign framework agreement to create ten-plus Florida vertiport network

Ferrovial and Lilium to develop U.S. vertiport network ©Lilium

Lilium, an aviation company developing an all-electric, vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) jet aircraft, and Ferrovial, a global leading infrastructure operator, have signed a framework agreement for the creation of a minimum ten-vertiport network covering locations across Florida.

Vertiports provide infrastructure for landing and taking off with passengers, plus recharging as part of an alternative, environmentally friendly transport network. The Lilium Jet will connect regions in new, sustainable, and more convenient ways. The efficient and ultra-low noise electric jet engines enable the Lilium Jet to operate in densely populated urban areas and cover longer distances at high-speed with zero operating emissions.

According to Dr. Remo Gerber, Chief Operating Officer, Lilium:  “Nearly all 20 million Floridians will live within 30 minutes of our vertiports and the 140 million annual visitors to the Sunshine State will have a high-speed option available to travel to their destinations.”

Commenting on the partnership, Daniel Wiegand, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Lilium said: “Our partnership with Ferrovial to develop flight infrastructure, is a critical step in delivering the potential of regional air mobility to provide high speed, affordable, emissions-free travel to millions of people. As we accelerate our launch plans, Lilium is committed to partnering with industry leaders, bringing together their strengths and experience with our aircraft technology and passenger service infrastructure. We’re excited about what we will achieve together.” The location of the first vertiport will be announced in Spring 2021.

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