Heart Aerospace’s Claudio Camelier updates Mark Broadbent on the regional electric aircraft developer’s work.
Electric aircraft developments are an especially active part of aerospace just now. Several ambitious startups continue to push forward with R&D work to create clean-sheet aircraft, engines and technology promising significant emissions and fuel savings.
Among them is the Swedish company Heart Aerospace – which in September 2022 unveiled what it called “significant” updates to its electric aircraft design, and confirmed Air Canada and Saab as new shareholders. Heart had been developing a 19-seat electric regional aircraft called the ES-19, which the company has replaced with a larger 30-seater design, the ES-30. Air Canada has placed an order for 30 examples.