As most global leaders (Trudeau, Biden, Macron, and more) continue to push for what they believe to be “green and environmentally-friendly” policies, airline companies are doing the same.
Indeed, Air Canada has announced it is planning on buying 30 electric planes from a Swedish firm in a $5 million deal.
Politico reports that “Air Canada's agreement, which also includes a $5 million equity stake in Heart Aerospace, follows a 2021 deal by U.S. carrier United Airlines (UAL.O) to acquire 100 19-seat planes from the startup.”
Their aircraft, which is the ES-30, is set to be able to carry 30 passengers by 2028. It will reportedly be powered by lithium-ion batteries, with reserve-hybrid generators capable of using aviation fuel.