Innovative mobility solutions provider MSB has signed an agreement with Heart Aerospace, manufacturers of the electrically powered ES-30 regional aircraft.
Under the agreement, MSB will design and develop some 60 key structural components for the cabin, flight deck and cargo sections of the aircraft, with the work including full provision of floor coverings, headliners, acoustic and thermal insulation, emergency equipment throughout the fuselage and cabin seat integration.
The companies anticipate completing the first phase of the project in the final quarter of 2023. Individual components to be provided for the different aircraft zones include flight deck console trim panels, side ledge and stowage systems; cabin sidewall, window shades and passenger service unit; and cargo area linings, tie-downs and nets.
MSB’s design aims to express Heart Aerospace’s brand value through the clean, simple lines and finishes that create a sophisticated cabin emulating quality, spaciousness and minimalist styling. Passengers will enjoy flight on an environmentally responsible aircraft, in a contemporary environment that is robust and secure.
Othmane Smires, MSB General Manager commented: “With sustainability at the forefront of the aerospace industry, we are delighted to play our part by supporting this ground-breaking, sustainable aircraft development programme. The passion, vision and commitment of Heart Aerospace to electrifying short-haul flight is huge motivation for us.
“It is our aim to provide interiors that will contribute to reducing the environmental impact by delivering solutions that lower CO2 emissions. Our component design and development for Heart Aerospace will do this, as well as complement the streamlined operational capabilities of the aircraft to ensure that we deliver a passenger, crew and operational experience that meets and exceeds expectations”.
“MSB has been great to work with since day one,” said Anders Forslund, CEO of Heart Aerospace. “They are fast and nimble, and we speak the same language in terms of design and product development. While they are fast-moving, they also bring a tremendous attention to detail and knowledge about requirements and the certification process for interiors. We couldn’t be more excited going forward together.”