Belgium-based ASL Group has firmed up an agreement for six Lilium Jets, converting a memorandum of understanding first disclosed at 2022’s Farnborough air show.

The deposit-backed agreement will see ASL Group take the Pioneer Edition model of the electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.

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ASL Group intends to manage and operate the aircraft for its customers as part of a network connecting hubs across Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, and western Germany.

“Our company is constantly seeking new ways to operate responsibly and contribute to a healthy future, both socially and ecologically,” says Philippe Bodson, owner and chief executive of ASL Group

“The Lilium Jet is a great opportunity to provide better value to our customers in a sustainable way.”

Lilium is to supply the first 50 examples of the eVTOL jet in the Pioneer Edition configuration, which is aimed at high-net-worth individuals and features a highly customisable four-seat cabin. To date, it has signed agreements for 31 units of the $10 million aircraft.

In total, its potential order pipeline now stands at 645 aircraft.