Air Canada follows United and will buy 30 electric planes
Air Canada will buy 30 electric aircraft model ES-30 from the Swedish company Heart Aerospace, to face climate change, as it did in 2021 United. These aircraft have a flight capacity of up to 200 kilometers.
Likewise, the airline obtained a US$5 million shareholding in Heart Aerospace. Michael Rousseau, CEO of Air Canada, said, “Air Canada has taken a leadership position in the industry to address climate change. The introduction of Heart Aerospace's ES-30 electric regional aircraft to our fleet will be a step forward towards our goal of net-zero emissions by 2050."
With this fleet of electric planes, the Canadian airline seeks to reduce emissions and fuel costs. The hybrid electric plane that is under development will have capacity for up to 30 passengers and will generate zero emissions. They anticipate that it will be ready by 2028, reported Air Canada.
Air Canada is the second airline to order this type of electric plane from Heart Aerospace, after the United States, which, in association with Mesa Airlines, finalized the acquisition in mid-2021, with 200 ES-19 19-seater units that would be ready. in 2026, this is how El Financiero collects it.
As reported by REPORTUR.us, American recently invested in ZeroAvia, a company specializing in zero-emission aviation and hydrogen-electric. In addition to the investment, the airline will have priority to order up to 100 engines from ZeroAvia's hydrogen electric powertrain development program. The engines are intended to power zero-emission regional aircraft. (American Gets Ahead: Invests in Hydrogen Electric Engines.)
"Our investment in ZeroAvia's emerging hydrogen electric powertrain technology has the potential to play a key role in the future of sustainable aviation," Derek Kerr, American's chief financial officer, said at the time. “We are excited to help grow this industry and look forward to exploring how these engines can support the future of our airline as we build American Airlines to thrive forever.”
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