Heart ES-19 electric aircraft designed for clean inter-city travel

Swedish startup Heart Aerospace is developing the ES-19, a 19-seat electric aircraft that has the potential to fly customers up to 250 miles (402 km) before the end of this decade. The electric aircraft is designed for short trips that simply aren’t economically feasible for conventional planes.

The startup has just attracted a new round of investors, including United Airlines Ventures (UAV), Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV), and Mesa Airlines, to help get its turboprop plane off the ground.

After a seed round in 2019, Heart Aerospace’s now completed Series A financing round is the first large inflow of capital from external investors. The company receives the fresh investment of the equivalent of $35 million from United Airlines Ventures, the Mesa Air Group, and Breakthrough Energy Ventures, among others, to help get its turboprop plane off the ground. United Airlines and Mesa Airlines also plan to incorporate 100 ES-19 aircrafts each into their fleet a few years down…

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