Rockton has entered into a letter of intent to acquire up to 40 new electric aircraft from the Swedish electric aircraft manufacturer Heart Aerospace
Stockholm, September 15, 2022 - Swedish electric airplane manufacturer Heart Aerospace today unveiled significant design updates to its first electric aircraft with an expected entry into service in 2028. Rockton has signed a letter of intent with Heart Aerospace to acquire up to 40 aircraft.
The new design, called the ES-30, is a regional electric airplane with a capacity of 30 passengers. It is propelled by electric motors powered by batteries, allowing the airplane to operate at zero emissions and low noise. The airplane will include a reserve-hybrid configuration, consisting of two turbo generators powered by sustainable aviation fuel.
“The Heart ES-30 is what we have been looking for. A sustainable electric aircraft with a reserve-hybrid solution that enables it to have a meaningful range and payload for the commercial airline market, and which can be available in a not-too-distant future”, says Niklas Lund, CEO of Rockton. ”The road to sustainable aviation needs to start in earnest and this new-technology propulsion aircraft will lead. Rockton is convinced that the Heart ES-30 will be in great demand among regional airlines that seeks a path to meaningful emission reductions with competitive operating costs.”
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