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Airbus and LCI to partner on development of Advanced Air Mobility Ecosystems

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Airbus and LCI, a leading aviation company, have announced a collaboration agreement to jointly develop ecosystems for Advanced Air Mobility (AAM).

The collaboration will focus on the development of partnership scenarios and business models in three core AAM areas: strategy, commercialisation and financing.

Balkiz Sarihan, CEO and Head of Urban Air Mobility at Airbus: “We are excited to extend our long-standing relationship with LCI, an innovative lessor that is globally unique in its positioning across the commercial fixed wing, helicopter and advanced air mobility sectors.

“LCI’s combination of operational expertise, customer networks, and financial insights, complements Airbus’ technical innovation in flight technologies, and will enable us to collectively drive the development of advanced air mobility.

“Together, we will take concrete steps towards the co-creation of next generation AAM ecosystems and our decarbonisation roadmap.”

Jaspal Jandu, CEO of LCI said: “We are delighted to be forging this new partnership with Airbus. For two decades, LCI and Airbus have delivered capacity and financing solutions to airlines and operators across the globe, and we are now extending that to advanced air mobility,” .

“Transportation and logistical networks have a duty to be efficient, sustainable, and scalable. Both LCI and Airbus take a holistic and pragmatic view of advanced air mobility, including vehicles and also infrastructure, financing, and network adoption.

“By combining our respective strengths, we will incubate and accelerate an entirely new generation of aviation.”