Swedish electric aeroplane maker, Heart Aerospace, and Honeywell, a leader in aerospace technology, have announced a collaboration to integrate Honeywell’s next-generation flight control system into the new ES-30 regional electric aeroplane.
Honeywell was selected by Heart Aerospace for the Joint Definition Phase of Heart’s ES-30 aeroplane and the goal – once the phase has been completed successfully – is to fully integrate Honeywell’s compact Fly-by-Wire system into development for production.
“We are thrilled to welcome Honeywell to the ES-30 programme. With its long track record in flight controls they are an ideal collaboration partner for Heart Aerospace as we strive to decarbonise air travel before the end of this decade,” said Anders Forslund, Co-founder and CEO of Heart Aerospace.
Honeywell’s next-generation compact Fly-by-Wire system is in an advanced stage of development on multiple aircraft and its functions are adaptable to the ES-30, allowing Heart to bring its aeroplane to market quickly and cost-effectively.
The ES-30 is a regional electric aeroplane with a 30-passenger standard seating capacity and is driven by electric motors powered by batteries. It will have a fully electric zero emissions range of 200 kilometres, an extended hybrid range of 400 kilometres with 30 passengers and the flexibility to fly up to 800 kilometres with 25 passengers, all with typical airline reserves.Click below to share this article