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AURA AERO ERA low carbon regional aircraft programme boosted by government funding

AURA AERO has become “a laureate of the France 2030 programme”, receiving financial support of over EUR 13.2 million to help cover part of the development costs of its low-carbon ERA regional aircraft programme.

“France aims at being home to the first low-carbon aircraft, and AURA AERO’s approach, reinventing regional mobility with ERA, its modern low-carbon aircraft due to enter in service before 2030, has been recognized and welcomed by the state,” said a company press release. The ERA programme’s, final design, avionics and propelling system was revealed last May, a few days before Paris Air Show.

“This new eco-responsible 19-seater aircraft, propelled by eight electric engines, addresses the environmental challenges of the 21st century,” says AURA. “It reduces C02 emissions very significantly, by up to 80% compared to thermal aircraft in the same category, and makes regional connectivity viable again, thanks to its low operational costs. A dozen airlines and operators have selected ERA and 500 aircraft have already been pre-ordered, representing a value of EUR7.5 billion.”

Jérémy CAUSSADE, President and co-founder of AURA AERO, said: “We are very proud to have been selected among the laureates of the France 2030 program. This is for us an additional mark of confidence, the proof that our approach is the right one and that our aircraft contribute to decarbonizing aviation. The support of France 2030, through BpiFrance, will enable us to accelerate ERA’s development process!”

Launched by French President in 2021, France 2030 aims at accelerating the transformation of key-sectors in French economy through innovation. The objective being to foster new players and new sectors by dedicating 50% of resources to emerging actors.

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