Copenhagen Airport has joined Heart Aerospace’s Industry Advisory Board to advise on the company’s ES-30 regional electric aircraft (pictured).

The airport will provide input on the design, development and commercialisation of the 30-passenger aircraft.

The decision to join the board is part of the airport’s, and the wider Danish government’s, plans to eliminate carbon emissions. The Danish government has announced its intention to make all domestic flights free of fossil fuels by 2030.

“Eliminating the carbon emissions from aviation will over the next decades be one of Copenhagen Airports focus areas and to succeed we need to engage with our stakeholders to accelerate their journey towards Net Zero,” explained Jesper Jacobsen, head of sustainability development at Copenhagen Airports. “Joining Heart Aerospace’s Industry Advisory Board gives us a unique position to plan for the infrastructure needed for electric aviation and support the Net Zero ambitions of our partners.”

Simon Newitt, president and chief commercial officer at Heart Aerospace, added, “Scandinavia is leading the way towards Net Zero with ambitious mandates, like the one from the Danish government. Airports are key in the electrification of air travel and input from this region’s largest hub will be a valuable contribution, not just to Heart Aerospace, but to all members of our advisory board.”

Heart Aerospace’s Industry Advisory Board consists of airlines, governments, leasing companies and airports from all over the world, each representing a key part of the aviation ecosystem necessary to support the electrification of air travel.

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