Lilium N.V., the developer of the Lilium Jet electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, has announced a milestone accomplishment, as the Lilium Jet is now the first eVTOL certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as well as the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
Lilium received EASA certification back in 2020, with the Lilium Jet receiving G-1 certification. Given Lilium’s global ambitions for the Lilium Jet, FAA certification is key. Lilium is further 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 U.S. and the only developer holding both an EASA and FAA certification basis for a powered-lift eVTOL aircraft, the company said. Lilium has focused on ensuring that the Jet design, engineering, and business operations align with the safety standards and certification procedures to achieve global acceptance.