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BAE Systems and Heart Aerospace team up on battery for electric airplane

BAE Systems and Heart Aerospace, a Swedish electric airplane maker, have entered into a collaboration to define the battery system for Heart’s ES-30 regional electric airplane.

Work on the program will be conducted at BAE System’s facility in Endicott, New York. The battery will be the first-of-its-kind to be integrated into an electric conventional takeoff and landing (eCTOL) regional aircraft.

“BAE Systems’ extensive experience in developing batteries for heavy-duty ground applications, and their experience in developing safety critical control systems for aerospace, make them an ideal partner in this important next step for the ES-30 and for the aviation industry,” says Sofia Graflund, COO at Heart Aerospace.

The ES-30 airplane will be powered by four electric motors, and has an all-electric range of 200 kilometers, an extended reserve hybrid range of 400 kilometers with 30 passengers and ability to fly up to 800 kilometers with 25 passengers.

Heart Aerospace has a total of 230 orders and 100 options for the ES-30, along with letter of intent for an additional 108 airplanes.


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April 15 2024 11:45 am V22.4.27-1
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