Heart Selects Aernnova, Garmin for ES-19
Heart Aerospace, the Sweden-based electric aircraft developer, selected two additional companies to advance its plans to develop an all-electric regional aircraft. On Nov. 26, Heart selected Spain’s Aernnova to co-design the ES-19, Heart’s 19-passenger regional electric aircraft. Then, on Dec. 9, Heart announced that it had partnered with Garmin to develop a fully integrated flight deck of the ES-19. The modular Garmin G3000 flight deck will be tailored for electric aircraft, said Heart in a statement, to optimize the electric drive train and battery management systems of the ES-19. The ES-19 is expected to have a range of 250 miles (400 km) using lithium-ion batteries and an electric propulsion system. Heart is planning for it to enter scheduled service by 2026.