Air Canada will buy 30 ES-30 electric-hybrid aircraft
Air Canada has announced that it plans to purchase 30 hybrid-electric aircraft from Sweden's Heart Aerospace, with the deal also providing for a $5 million equity contribution to the manufacturer.
The ES-30 aircraft is expected to enter service in 2028. It will be able to accommodate up to 30 passengers and have a range of up to 200 km when powered solely by the aircraft's batteries.
The range can be extended to 400 km with additional power from hybrid generators that can use SAF. If the aircraft were loaded with only 25 passengers, the range could reach up to 800 km.
“Air Canada has taken an industry-leading position to address climate change. Introducing 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. Air Canada is supporting the development of new technologies such as sustainable aviation fuels and carbon capture . We are now strengthening our commitment by investing in revolutionary electric aircraft technology, both in the ES-30 and as an equity partner in Heart Aerospace.”