EVTOL developer Lilium and vertiport design specialist UrbanV are to collaborate on Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) infrastructure in Italy and the French Riviera.

The companies’ partnership to develop vertiport infrastructure will enable eVTOL networks for Lilium aircraft and customers. The initial focus will be on Italy and the French Riviera, where UrbanV will launch its operations, with potential for further markets in the future. 

UrbanV brings efficient and sustainable advanced air mobility to urban centres with its extensive design and infrastructure expertise for the development of vertiports. Lilium will benefit from UrbanV’s strong foothold and key airport access in Rome, Venice, Bologna, Nice, Cannes, St Tropez, and surrounding areas. The partners will first focus on creating the infrastructure to enable the first sustainable eVTOL routes.  

Ivan Bassato, chairman of UrbanV, said: “At UrbanV, we aim to improve people’s lives by enabling a fast, efficient, safe, and clean alternative to existing transport solutions. With our vertiport networks, we are building a technology-agnostic platform for operators to provide new and innovative zero-emission transport services.

“We see Lilium as one of the leading eVTOL makers in the world and we are excited to partner with them, to ensure that their revolutionary jet can safely land and take off from any of our UrbanV vertiports in Italy, France, and anywhere else in the world.”  

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