Swedish electric airplane maker Heart Aerospace and Honeywell, a producer of aerospace technology, have announced a collaboration to integrate Honeywell’s next-generation flight control system into the new ES-30 regional electric airplane.
Honeywell was selected by Heart Aerospace for the Joint Definition Phase of Heart’s ES-30 airplane, and the goal the company says, once the phase has been completed successfully, is to fully integrate Honeywell’s compact Fly-by-Wire system into development for production.
“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 airplane to market quickly and cost-effectively” according to the press release.
“The ES-30 is a regional electric airplane 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 kilometers, an extended hybrid range of 400 kilometers with 30 passengers, and flexibility to fly up to 800 kilometers with 25 passengers, all with typical airline reserves.
“Heart Aerospace has 250 firm orders for the ES-30, with options and purchase rights for an additional 120 planes.”
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