Latécoère designs all the doors of Heart Aerospace ES-19 Regional electric aircraft
Toulouse, France–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Regulatory news:
Latécoère (Paris: LAT), a reference partner of the world’s largest aeronautical manufacturers and world leader in aircraft doors, is proud to announce its selection by the start-up Heart Aerospace for the pre-project phase on all doors of the ES-19, the all-electric 19-seat regional aircraft. The ES-19 is expected to enter service by 2026.
Latécoère will be responsible for the design of all ES-19 doors: passenger doors, emergency exits and baggage compartment doors. As part of a government research initiative, the Swedish start-up is developing the ES-19, an all-electric aircraft for regional short-haul air travel. The goal of commissioning in 2026 has been confirmed by the recent $ 35 million capital increase and conditional orders for 200 aircraft from United Airlines and Mesa Airlines.
“The fully electric ES-19 is an integral part of the aerospace industry’s carbon neutral strategy. Latécoère is delighted to be part of this project and to bring to Heart Aerospace its recognized expertise in aircraft doors and to allow this innovative start-up to benefit from its expertise in engineering. With this new design and engineering contract, we continue to confirm our unique expertise and our position as a leading player in aircraft doors. This new benchmark strengthens our Engineering Services activity, which is experiencing strong growth among aircraft manufacturers in France, the United States and now in Sweden ”declared Greg Huttner, General Manager of the Aerostructures division of Latécoère.
Mr. Anders Forslund, Founder and CEO of Heart Aerospace said: “We are delighted to announce Latécoère as a partner in our project. Aircraft doors are one of the most difficult parts of an aircraft to design, and Latécoère brings a lot of experience to this area. We look forward to working with them to bring the ES-19 closer to production. ”
This first phase of design and engineering is expected to last 18 months. The Latécoère teams will work at the Group’s headquarters in Toulouse as well as at the customer site in Göteborg, Sweden. Heart Aerospace aims to bring the ES-19 to market in 2026 after obtaining the necessary certifications from the relevant authorities in the United States and Europe.
International “Tier 1” partner of the world’s major aircraft manufacturers (Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Dassault, Embraer and Mitsubishi Aircraft), Latécoère is present in all segments of the aeronautics industry (commercial, regional, business and military aircraft), in two fields of activity:
● Aerostructures (55% of turnover): fuselage sections and doors,
● Interconnection systems (45% of turnover): cabling, electrical furniture and on-board equipment.
As of December 31, 2020, the Group employed 4,172 people in 13 different countries. Latécoère, a public limited company with capital of € 23,704,629.50 divided into 94,818,518 shares with a par value of € 0.25, is listed on Euronext Paris – Compartment B, ISIN codes: FR0000032278 – Reuters: LAEP.PA – Bloomberg: LAT .FP.
About the ES-19
Heart Aerospace’s first aircraft is the ES-19, a 19-passenger regional aircraft powered entirely by batteries and electric motors. Heart plans to deliver the first ES-19 for commercial use by 2026. The first-generation aircraft will have a maximum range of 400 km (250 miles), using current lithium-ion batteries. The range will increase as the energy densities of the battery improve.
The heart of the ES-19 is the electric propulsion system. In 2020, Heart introduced its first iteration of this electric propulsion system, consisting of a 400 kW electric motor, electric motor controller and battery with an integrated BMS system, all with performance of point.
The ES-19 will have no operational emissions and offer significantly lower operating costs than gas turbine aircraft of similar size. The ES-19 aircraft will also be quieter than its turboprop counterparts, with less vibration and noise. These characteristics make the aircraft ideal for the development of short-haul regional air travel. For more information, visit heartaerospace.com/faq.
About Heart Aerospace
Heart Aerospace is an electric aircraft company based in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Founded in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 2018, the company is a spin-off of the Elise research program funded by the Swedish government through the Swedish Innovation Agency Vinnova. Heart participated in the Y combinator startup accelerator in 2019 and closed its seed cycle in 2019 with principal investments from EQT Ventures and the Norrsken Foundation. In 2021, United Airlines and Mesa Airlines placed an order for 200 ES-19 aircraft with an option for an additional 100 aircraft. The airlines have also made significant investments in the company, and alongside the order, Heart Aerospace announced the completion of its Series A cycle, led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures.
Heart Aerospace is one of the founding members of the Nordic Network for Electric Aviation, along with airlines, airport operators and other stakeholders in the Nordic countries. In 2020, Heart received a grant of 2.5 million euros from the European Investment Council as part of the European Green Deal. You can find more information about Heart Aerospace at https://heartaerospace.com/