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Heart Aerospace
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Heart Aerospace

Electrifying regional air travel.





Gothenburg, Sweden


Aerospace, Hardware

Company Description

Heart’s mission is to create the fastest, most affordable and sustainable mode of transport for regional travel. Our goal is to serve the market in every corner of the world.

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Total Raised

$40.2 million



Significant Investors

Lowercarbon Capital, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, United Airlines Ventures, Mesa Air, EQT Ventures, Y Combinator

Company Traction

  • In July 2021, Heart Aerospace received an order purchase for 200 of its inaugural ES-19 electric aircraft from United Airlines and Mesa Air Group.
  • As of July 2021, Heart Aerospace claims its ES-19 electric motor is 20x less expensive than an equivalent turboprop, and maintenance costs will be reduced by 100x.

Leadership Team

  • Anders Forslund: Co-Founder & CEO of Heart Aerospace. Former Robust Design Engineer at GKN Aerospace.
  • John Slattery: Chairman of Heart Aerospace. Former EVP and Chief Commercial Officer at GE Aerospace.
  • Simon Newitt: Chief Commercial Officer at Heart Aerospace. Former COO at ADARE Aviation Capital.
  • Gijsberth de Ruiter: CFO at Heart Aerospace. Former EVP, Integrated Supply Chain Worldwide at Nouryon.
  • Claudio Camelier: Head of Marketing, Product Strategy and Market Analysis at Heart Aerospace. Former Director of Strategy at Amaro Aviation.


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