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German firm plans to bring ‘flying cars’ to the Philippines

Flying cars could be in the country's future.

German air mobility firm Lilium and local aviation services company PhilJets partner to bring flying cars to the Philippines.

The two companies recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) at the Singapore Airshow for a strategic collaboration to bring all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) jets, or the “flying cars”, to the Philippines and other parts of the ASEAN.

Under the MOU, PhilJets is eyeing to buy an initial 10 Lilium jets, which can carry up to six passengers. The company currently operates a fleet of 15 private jets and helicopters.

Lilium said the Philippines is a perfect fit for eVTOLs to connect the more than 7,500 islands of the country.

Lilium eVTOL jet

PhilJets chairman Thierry Tea said their team is proud to collaborate with Lilium on the mission to transform the Philippines’ mobility with eVTOLs. “With its growing economy, geography, and important tourism industry, the Philippines is a great match to the Lilium Jet’s capabilities,” Tea said.

The companies will also partner to develop a future service, including the joint definition of routes, city pairs, and passenger demand for an on-demand eVTOL service in the region.

Lilium and PhilJet’s partnership also plans to bring high-speed regional air mobility to Southeast Asia.

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