(13 July 2021)
United Airlines Ventures (UAV) together with Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) and Mesa Airlines,
has invested in electric aircraft startup Heart Aerospace.
Aerospace is developing the ES-19, a 19-seat electric aircraft
that has the potential to fly customers up to 250 miles before the
end of this decade.
In addition to UAV’s investment, United
Airlines has conditionally agreed to purchase 100 ES-19 aircraft,
once the aircraft meet United’s safety, business and operating
Mesa Airlines, United’s key strategic partner in
bringing electric aircraft into commercial service, has also
agreed to add 100 ES-19 aircraft to its fleet,