MUNICH, Germany, July 25, 2023: Lilium N.V. (Nasdaq: LILM) (“Lilium” or the “Company”), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, has released its Q2 2023 Shareholder Letter. The Shareholder Letter, which discusses Lilium’s progress towards important milestones in the development of its revolutionary Lilium Jet, can be accessed on the Lilium investor relations website.
Arranged upsized $192 million capital raise supported by leading German technology investors enabling Lilium to continue the development of its Lilium Jet at full pace.
Successfully conducted final Design Organization Approval (DOA) audit by EASA, remaining on track to achieve DOA by end of year.
Received FAA G-1 certification basis for the Lilium Jet, making Lilium the only eVTOL manufacturer with an EASA and FAA certification basis for a powered lift eVTOL aircraft.
Entered important China market via partnership with the Bao’an District of Shenzhen municipality and preliminary agreement with Heli-Eastern for 100 Lilium Jets.
Significant progress achieved on type-conforming aircraft development, including conclusion of wind tunnel test campaign, testing of the first prototype DENSO e-motor on a Lilium test rig and completion of first primary aircraft structures and composite parts.
Q2 adjusted cash spend within budget thanks to company efficiencies and prioritization of key program milestones.
Lilium CEO Klaus Roewe commented:
“The enormously positive response to our Lilium Jet cabin at the Paris Air Show in June highlighted our confidence in our go to market strategy and developing the eVTOL that customers demand. We are pleased to have continued in Q2 to meet all key development and certification milestones for the targeted first manned flight of our type-conforming Lilium Jet in late 2024.”
Lilium (NASDAQ: LILM) is creating a sustainable and accessible mode of high-speed, regional transportation for people and goods. Using the Lilium Jet, an all-electric vertical take-off and landing jet, offering leading capacity, low noise, and high performance with zero operating emissions, Lilium is accelerating the decarbonization of air travel. Working with aerospace, technology, and infrastructure leaders, and with announced sales and indications of interest in Europe, the United States, China, Brazil, UK, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Lilium’s 800+ strong team includes approximately 450 aerospace engineers and a leadership team responsible for delivering some of the most successful aircraft in aviation history. Founded in 2015, Lilium’s headquarters and manufacturing facilities are in Munich, Germany, with teams based across Europe and the U.S. To learn more, visit www.lilium.com.
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