This website uses cookies
More information
The monthly news publication for aviation professionals.
See more information from the Business Air News Handbook...
The monthly news publication for aviation professionals.

Request your printed copy

Electric Heart transplants to Säve airport
Sweden's only electric aircraft manufacturer is moving to Säve airport. The switch will allow Heart Aerospace to continue development of its ES-19, a 19 passenger aircraft with a range of 250 miles on batteries.
Sweden's only electric-powered aircraft manufacturer moving to Säve Airport.

Electric aircraft manufacturer Heart Aerospace has signed a leasing agreement with Swedish commercial real estate company Castellum for premises comprising approximately 1,800 sqm at Säve airport. The workspace will be used to design and assemble the prototype for an e-plane, currently under development at the company. Heart Aerospace's objective is to develop a 19 seat electric aircraft with a range of 400 km, to be certified airworthy by 2025.

Castellum acquired Säve Airport in December, 2018 and pledge to create an innovation and development cluster for sustainable transport and mobility. The development property covers an area of nearly three million sqm and is strategically located close to Gothenburg Harbour and city centre, as well as to national transport routes. Heart Aerospace is one of the first tenants to move into the area.

“It feels like these premises are tailor-made for us,” says Heart founder and CEO Anders Forslund. “We have all we need here to continue development of our first electrically powered airplane. In addition, we're acquiring access to an established runway for testing. I grew up in the area myself, with aviation as a neighbour; I have strong childhood memories of Viggen fighter-planes flying over soccer fields in the area. That's when my interest in airplanes and aviation began. Moving in with Heart Aerospace, and to be alongside writing the next chapter for Säve airport, feels gigantic for me personally.”

Other News
Multiple upgrades see Ascend take the 560XL into the future
May 23, 2023
This latest model has a new engine, new Garmin G5000 cockpit, improved performance and a more luxurious cabin, and is expected to enter into service in 2025. Textron has already taken orders.
Five years of aircraft sales growth lie ahead, says GJC
May 22, 2023
Pre-owned transactions continue to return to rates more in line with historical trends and are expected to pick up in 2024 and beyond to reflect increasing demand from new aircraft models.
Piaggio extraordinary administration heats up
May 11, 2023
The Minister of Industry and Made in Italy, Adolfo Urso, has extended the deadline to complete the sale process by one year, which now ends on May 13, 2024.