Copenhagen Airport joins Heart Aerospace’s Industry advisory board

Scandinavia’s largest airport, Copenhagen Airport, joins Heart Aerospace’s Industry Advisory Board to provide input on the design, development, and commercialization of the Swedish company’s regional electric airplane, the ES-30.

Heart Aerospace’s Industry Advisory Board consists of airlines, governments, leasing companies and airports from all over the world, each representing a key part of the aviation ecosystem necessary to support the electrification of air travel.

“Eliminating the carbon emissions from aviation will over the next decades be one of Copenhagen Airports focus areas and to succeed we need to engage with our stakeholders to accelerate their journey towards Net Zero. Joining Heart Aerospace’s Industry Advisory Board gives us a unique position to plan for the infrastructure needed for electric aviation and support the Net Zero ambitions of our partners” said Jesper Jacobsen, Head of Sustainability Development at Copenhagen Airports.

Copenhagen Airport is an international airport serving the Danish capital, and with about 30 million passengers a year (2019), it’s an important hub for Scandinavian carriers like SAS and Norwegian. Copenhagen Airport also operates the smaller regional Roskilde airport.

The Danish government has announced its intention to make all domestic flights free of fossil fuels by 2030.

” Scandinavia is leading the way towards Net Zero with ambitious mandates, like the one from the Danish government. Airports are key in the electrification of air travel and input from this region’s largest hub will be a valuable contribution, not just to Heart Aerospace, but to all members of our advisory board,” said Simon Newitt, President, and Chief Commercial Officer at Heart Aerospace.

Heart Aerospace is developing the ES-30, a regional electric airplane with a standard seating capacity of 30 passengers driven by electric motors with battery derived energy.

The ES-30 will have a fully electric zero emissions range of 200 kilometers, an extended range of 400 kilometers with 30 passengers and flexibility to fly up to 800 kilometers with 25 passengers, all including typical airline reserves.