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Paris 2023: ELIT’AVIA and AURA AERO sign a Letter of Intent for eight regional electric transport aircraft

ELIT’AVIA a Maltese based provider of private aviation solutions and AURA AERO, French aircraft manufacturer in low-carbon aviation, announce they have signed a Letter of Intent at Paris Air Show for ERA, the electric-thrust executive regional aircraft.  In the agreement ELIT’AVIA has ordered an additional 8 aircraft, increasing the amount from its original LOI of 20 units, to 28.

“Since 2022 ELIT’AVIA and AURA AERO have been cooperating on developing with ERA a zero carbon aircraft complying with the highest business aviation standards” according to the press release. “It is a versatile aircraft: capable of transporting 19 passengers or 1.9 tons of freight, it can also be configured for business aviation with an 8 or 9 pax configuration. With its pressurised cabin and offering an unrivalled level of passenger comfort on this type of aircraft, it has a range of up to 1,600 km and can land in the biggest international airports as well as on short, unprepared runways.

“ERA, whose first entries into commercial service are planned before 2030, already boasts an orderbook of over 300 Aircraft under Letters of Intent. Whether it is for connecting islands or providing direct flights between regional towns, ERA is an economic solution for its users, in terms of both energy and maintenance costs. This aircraft already addresses the environmental challenges of the 21st century, reducing CO2 emissions by up to 80% compared to thermal aircraft in the same category.”

Founded in 2018, AURA AERO is based at Toulouse-Francazal airport, France, and employs 200 people.

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