Heart Aerospace and JSX sign LOI for up to 100 ES-30 aircraft

Render of a JSX Heart Aerospace ES-30 hybrid-electric aircraft in flight.
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Swedish hybrid-electric airplane manufacturer Heart Aerospace and JSX, the largest public charter carrier in the US, have inked a significant Letter of Intent (LOI).

This agreement outlines JSX’s plan to acquire 50 regional ES-30 airplanes from Heart Aerospace, with the option to expand their fleet by an additional 50.

JSX Charter Operations

Launched in 2016, JSX has rapidly ascended to become the foremost public charter carrier in the US. With a network spanning 24 destinations, JSX is committed to providing point-to-point flights, offering unparalleled convenience to its passengers.

 This commitment has now taken a green turn, with the company pioneering the adoption of cutting-edge technology in the form of Heart Aerospace’s ES-30 hybrid-electric aircraft.

Sustainable Transportation

Expressing enthusiasm about this groundbreaking collaboration, Alex Wilcox, CEO & Co-Founder of JSX, emphasized the airline’s dedication to customer-friendly, carbon-reducing solutions.

The order for the Heart Aerospace ES-30 aircraft is in keeping with JSX’s stated mission to offer vital air services to small communities while minimizing environmental impact.


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Wilcox stated, “Heart is a visionary organization that will help JSX serve smaller communities, weaving sustainable regional air travel back into the fabric of American commerce and freedom of movement.”

ES-30: Redefining Regional Air Travel

The Heart Aerospace ES-30 is not just an aircraft; it’s a game-changer in regional aviation. With a standard seating capacity of 30 passengers, this hybrid-electric airplane boasts low emissions, minimal noise pollution, and significantly lower operating costs, particularly on short-haul routes.

Its fully electric zero emissions range of 200 kilometers positions it as an eco-friendly solution for regional travel.

Moreover, the extended hybrid range of 400 kilometers with 30 passengers and the flexibility to cover up to 800 kilometers with 25 passengers, including typical airline reserves, make the ES-30 a versatile and sustainable option.

‘Green Credentials’

Simon Newitt, President and Chief Commercial Officer at Heart Aerospace, expressed his pleasure at joining forces with JSX in their commitment toward sustainable regional air travel.

Newitt highlighted the ES-30’s competitive economics and green credentials, emphasizing that it aligns seamlessly with JSX’s vision.

“We believe this transformation will be good for the consumer, good for the economy, as well as for the environment,” stated Newitt, underlining the positive impact this collaboration aims to have on various fronts.

JSX Fleet Expansion

With the Letter of Intent from JSX, Heart Aerospace now boasts a substantial total of 250 firm orders for the ES-30, accompanied by options and purchase rights for an additional 120 planes.

This collaboration propels the company even further, as they also hold letters of intent for an extra 191 airplanes, reinforcing the demand for sustainable aviation solutions.

About JSX

Founded in 2016, JSX is a ‘hop-on’ public charter jet service that’s faster on the ground, more comfortable in the air, and is competitively priced.

The company has operated safely and securely without incident since its inception, and its safety and security technologies and programs exceed both FAA and TSA requirements for Part 135 operators.

Recognized as among the top 5 “Most Innovative Companies for 2020” by Fast Company in the travel category, honored by Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) as the world’s only 2022 ‘Five-Star Regional Airline’ for a third consecutive year and as the 2020 “Best Overall Air Carrier in North America’.

JSX provides up to 120 public charter flights daily to 24 business and leisure destinations across Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, and Texas in the US, with new offerings to Mexico and The Bahamas, as well.

The operator currently operates 47 ERJ family aircraft, each reconfigured to offer 30 seats, and employs over 1,200 crewmembers.

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