LONDON – Aura Aero has announced the signing of letters of intent (LOI) for the provision of over 130 ERA 19-seat electric regional commuter aircraft.
With ‘Airline Day’ taking place in Paris, Aura Aero announced the agreements for 130+ ERA’s (Electrical Regional Aircraft) with several international airlines. The airlines have signed the LOI for three versions of the aircraft – a passenger, VIP, and cargo variant.
The new customers are – Afrijet of Gabon which has signed for 10, Maltese business jet operator Elit’Avia which has signed for 20, Brazil’s DUX 20, French Flying Green 10, FMS of Switzerland 10, and French carrier Twinjet 25.
These ERA’s can accommodate 19 passengers along with 2500kg of worldwide deliverable freight . It has a max takeoff weight of 8100kg and a full electric range of 215 nautical miles, and a max cruising speed of 300 KTAS.
The new aircraft is scheduled to have its first flight in 2024.
Aura Aero statement
Jérémy Caussade, co-founder and President of Aura Aero said, “Aura Aero was created to position us in the market with different elements surrounding a centralised project: developing a hybrid aircraft from Toulouse with local suppliers and partners.”
“There is an industrial revolution coming up, not only on the industrial side but also regarding the transformation of the aircraft sector as it responds to climate challenges.”
“We are happy and proud to announce these new orders for ERA, an aircraft that will enable, thanks to modern and digital technology, to transport passengers and freight in total safety, with an extremely low emission rate and an unbeatable business plan. We are convinced, more than ever, of the relevance of this aircraft in the implementation of a decarbonized aviation.”
“Aura Aero was created to position us in the market with different elements surrounding a centralised project: developing a hybrid aircraft from Toulouse with local suppliers and partners. There is an industrial revolution coming up, not only on the industrial side but also regarding the transformation of the aircraft sector as it responds to climate challenges.”
About Aura Aero
Aura Aero is a Toulouse based aircraft manufacturer and employs about 100 people. They are the first digital and eco-efficient aeronautical manufacturer, industrializes disruptive technologies for the aviation of tomorrow, by combining the best of the aeronautical industry and digital technologies.
The company designs and manufactures aircraft with unrivalled efficiency, on the growing market of eco-efficient and low-carbon emission vehicles.
They are also committed to serve mankind by designing and manufacturing aircraft that accelerate air transport decarbonization.
Entry into service
ERA will offer mobility for passengers or cargo transport, with a huge reduction in C02 emissions. Aura Aero will take into consideration the airlines recommendations when developing the aircraft. After the type’s first flight in 2024 it is expected to enter service in 2027.
We will be seeing lots of ERA and other aircraft in the electric hybrid powered and VTOL market in the future. This is a huge step up in the aviation industry while also reducing emissions by 55% in 2035 and reaching carbon neutrality in 2050. Currently, the ERA hybrid regional aircraft has in excess of 330 order proposals.