United Airlines to buy 100 electric planes

Tuesday, 13. July 2021 17:01

United Airlines Inc. announced on Tuesday that it has agreed to conditionally purchase 100 ES-19 electric planes from Heart Aerospace.

The airline stated it was investing in the startup alongside Mesa Airlines, which will also buy 100 aircraft, and Breakthrough Energy Ventures. The purchase is a part of United's plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions 100% by 2050.

"Breakthrough Energy Ventures is the leading voice of investors who are supporting clean-energy technology creation. We share their view that we have to build companies who have real potential to change how industries operate and, in our case, that means investing in companies like Heart Aerospace who are developing a viable electric airliner," United's VP Michael Leskinen said.

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