The ES-19 becomes the ES-30 with eleven additional seats: the electric plane coming from Sweden will be larger than previously planned – and will have a new customer on board.
That’s exactly what the ES-19 – electric aircraft from the Swedish manufacturer Hart Aerospace should be called. 19 was for the 19 passengers who were to be accommodated. The concept won over United Airlines and Mesa Airlines, who together acquired 200 regional aircraft and options for another 100 in a letter of intent.
But now start-ups have embraced the design. The Hart ES-30 replaces the ES-19 with room for 30 passengers, as announced by the manufacturer. They have both Air Canada and Swedish aerospace and defense group Saab as minority shareholders, with an investment of five million euros each.
Air Canada ordered 30 copies
The Canadian airline is also procuring 30 examples of the ES-30. United Airlines and Mesa Airlines are adapting their contracts to a new, bigger version. According to Hart Aerospace, Brathens Regional Airlines, Icelandair, SAS and Sounds Air of New Zealand have also converted their ES-19 MoUs to ES-30 MoUs. Swedish leasing company Rockton recently signed a declaration for 40 aircraft.
The Hart ES-30 has three seats per row, a galley and a toilet. The aircraft will also have a reserve hybrid configuration consisting of two turbo-generators running on sustainable aviation fuel.
Service start is now planned for 2028
According to Hart Aerospace, the aircraft will offer an electric range of 200 km, an extended range of 400 km with 30 passengers and an ES-30 to fly up to 800 km with 25 passengers. The new generation of batteries should enhance the all-electric range in the future.
According to the manufacturer, the ES-30 is expected to go into service in 2028. For ES-19, Hart Aerospace announced that it should first fly in mid-2024 and be certified in 2026.
Sev Airport is located at
Hart Aerospace currently employs 130 people, but intends to grow to approximately 500 employees by 2025. The company plans to build its offices, production and flight test facilities at Sev Airport in Gothenburg.
In the image gallery above, you can see images of the HART E-30 and ES-19.