The American airline is investing in Swedish aircraft maker Heart Aerospace. Meanwhile, United and its partner Mesa Airlines maintain 100 ES-19 electric aircraft each.
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On Tuesday (July 13), United Airlines announced that it has a subsidiary investment company in Heart Aerospace Investment. The Swedish company is developing an electric aircraft using the ES-19 It has a capacity of 19 passengers and a range of 400 km. It should first fly as early as 2024 and be delivered to its first customer in 2026.
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Along with its investment in Heart Aerospace, United Airlines announced that it has signed a letter of intent to purchase 100 ES-19. Mass leasing partner Mesa Airlines has done the same and also wants 100 electric planes from Heart. A prerequisite for converting into a confirmed order is that the aircraft meets the “United Safety, Business and Operating Requirements”.
Air Greenland, Braathens, SAS and Wideroe would also like to purchase the Heart E-19.