Heart Aerospace joins Regional Airline Association

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Singapore SA2024Swedish electric airplane maker Heart Aerospace joins the Regional Airline Association (RAA), a trade association for North American regional airlines and associated businesses. As the leading trade body for the North American regional market, the RAA’s connections and relationships with policy makers will give Heart Aerospace a unique insight and ability to help shape the evolving government policy discussions on battery electric flight.

North Amercian regional carriers provide essential connectivity to the regions and the ES-30 is uniquely placed to both reopen lost air markets as well as decarbonising routes flown by the current generation of regional aircraft.

”We’re delighted to join the RAA and deepen our commitment to the North American market. We believe that electric and hybrid electric air travel, by offering lower operating costs, can enable airlines to restore and expand connectivity. And this can be achieved with significantly lower emissions compared to conventional aircraft and other modes of transport,” said Anders Forslund, CEO of Heart Aerospace.

Heart Aerospace is developing the ES-30, a regional electric airplane with a standard seating capacity of 30 passengers driven by electric motors with battery derived energy. The ES-30 will have a fully electric zero emissions range of 200 kilometers, an extended range of 400 kilometers with 30 passengers and flexibility to fly up to 800 kilometers with 25 passengers, all including typical airline reserves.

Heart Aerospace has a total of 250 firm orders for the ES-30, with options and purchase rights for an additional 120 planes. The company also has letters of intent for a further 91 airplanes.

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