Swedish hybrid-electric airplane maker Heart Aerospace and US charter carrier JSX have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the purchase of 50 of the Swedish company’s regional ES-30 airplane, with an option for an additional 50.
JSX, which was launched in 2016, is now the biggest public charter carrier in the US, operating point-to-point flights to 24 destinations.
The Letter of Intent forms part of JSX’s commitment to sustainable regional transportation in the US, and it is the first carrier in its category to adopt this impactful cutting-edge technology.
“Today’s order of the Heart Aerospace ES-30 hybrid-electric aircraft exemplifies our commitment to customer-friendly, carbon-reducing solutions that will offer the lower costs essential to providing vital air service to small communities across the country,” says Alex Wilcox, JSX CEO & Co-Founder. “Heart is a visionary organization that will help JSX serve smaller communities, weaving sustainable regional air travel back into the fabric of American commerce and freedom of movement.”
The ES-30 is a regional hybrid-electric airplane with a standard seating capacity of 30 passengers offering low emissions, low noise pollution and lower operating costs on short haul routes. It will have a fully electric zero emissions range of 200 kilometers, an extended hybrid range of 400 kilometers with 30 passengers and flexibility to fly up to 800 kilometers with 25 passengers, all including typical airline reserves.
“We’re really excited to be part of JSX commitment toward sustainable regional air travel,” said Simon Newitt, President and Chief Commercial Officer at Heart Aerospace. “The ES-30, with its competitive economics and green credentials, fits very well with JSX’s vision, and we see not only the opportunity to reconnect many regional routes lost over the years, but also open many more new ones. We believe this transformation will be good for the consumer, good for the economy as well as for the environment.”
Heart Aerospace now has a total of 250 firm orders for the ES-30, with options and purchase rights for an additional 120 planes. Including the LOI from JSX, the company also has letters of intent for a further 191 airplanes.
About Heart Aerospace
At Heart Aerospace we work at the cutting edge of technology while contributing towards a sustainable future. Heart’s mission is to create the world’s greenest, most affordable, and most accessible form of transport. This mission is grounded in the outlook that electric air travel will become the new normal for regional flights and can be transformational in addressing the industry’s key sustainability challenges. https://www.heartaerospace.com/
Founded in 2016, JSX is a ‘hop-on’ public charter jet service that’s faster on the ground, more comfortable in the air, and is competitively priced. JSX has operated safely and securely without incident since its inception, and its safety and security technologies and programs exceed both FAA and TSA requirements for Part 135 operators. Recognized as among the top 5 “Most Innovative Companies for 2020” by Fast Company in the travel category, honored by Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) as the world’s only 2022 ‘Five-Star Regional Airline’ for a third consecutive year and as the 2020 “Best Overall Air Carrier in North America,” JSX is dramatically improving air travel for thousands of travelers every day by offering the hassle-free, crowd-free experience of flying between private terminals on 30-seat Embraer aircraft. JSX has amassed a reputation for joyful, simple, and reliable air travel by offering a category of flying it calls ‘hop-on jet service’ for all, providing an accessible charter jet travel experience once reserved for corporate leaders and the ultra-wealthy to all.
JSX provides up to 120 public charter flights daily to 24 business and leisure destinations across Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, and Texas in the US, with new offerings to Mexico and The Bahamas, as well. JSX currently operates 47 ERJ family aircraft, each reconfigured to offer 30 seats, and employs over 1,200 crewmembers.
JSX offers many industry-leading features including:
- Allowing customers to check-in just 20 minutes before their domestic flight from beautifully appointed, spacious private terminals (45 minutes for international flights)
- No long check-in lines and fast, effortless, TSA-approved security protocols
- A bright, spacious, modern cabin interior featuring 30 comfortable seats with business class legroom, no middle seats, and power outlets at every row
- Added complimentary amenities for all customers such as two checked bags (including golf bags, skis, and snowboards), drinks, snacks, and cocktails inflight
- Planeside baggage retrieval within minutes of arrival
- Enhanced cleaning protocols including hospital-grade HEPA filters onboard
- The air carrier now offers the world’s fastest and totally free instant-on in-flight Wi-Fi from Starlink, fleetwide as of May 2023
JSX flights may be booked directly through www.jsx.com, the JSX mobile app, or through partners JetBlue and United. JSX Customers can accrue toward United MileagePlus and JetBlue TrueBlue loyalty programs. JSX’s 30-seat jets may be chartered for group trips, corporate events, or other travel needs. For a charter quote, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.