Air Canada and Saab join as shareholders
Monica FergusonBusiness Operations Aerospace Energy Air Canada battery planes battery-driven electric aircraft Heart Aerospace Northern Runway Säve airport
Air Canada and Swedish Saab announced that they are joining as Heart Aerospace shareholders.
Heart Aerospace is investing in the production of battery-driven planes in Gothenburg and expects to grow to 500 people within three years. Together with airport owner Castellum, it is investing in a campus for electric aircraft industry at Säve airport.
Heart Aerospace’s facility at Säve airport, will be called “Northern Runway”, and will include a headquarter, a research and development centre, a prototype hangar, a test-flight hangar, and a final assembly hall. Säve has no commercial flight traffic.
“We aren’t just building a new electric airliner, but rather a new industry,” said Anders Forslund, founder and CEO, Heart Aerospace. “With Northern Runway we will make electric air travel a reality and preserve flying for future generations.”