This sub-scale demonstrator was supported by the Swedish Innovation Agency Vinnova, as a part of the research project "Elise - Electric Aviation in Sweden". The full-scale aircraft should fly in 2024.
Specifically tailored for electric aircraft, the G3000 system that will be featured in Heart Aerospace's ES-19 delivers enhanced capabilities to optimize the aircraft's electric drive train and battery management systems.
The 19-passenger ES-19 has an aluminium airframe with retractable landing gear, a high wing, a T-shaped empennage and a non-cylindrical fuselage to optimise the cabin interior. It is Heart Aerospace's first aircraft.
Latecoere teams will work at its headquarters in Toulouse as well as at Heart Aerospace's site in Gothenburg, Sweden, in an 18-month design and engineering process to create doors for the ES-19.
Two major airlines have backed Heart Aerospace's proposed 19-seater electric aircraft with large orders. They will replace some of the 1,500 aircraft in this category retired in the past 30 years through economics.