MSB, a Sogeclair company, has signed an agreement with Heart Aerospace, to design and develop some 60 key structural components for the cabin, flight deck, and cargo sections of its ES-30 electrically powered regional aircraft. 

Heart Aerospace selected MSB based on its experience providing interiors development support for new aerospace programmes, and the company’s knowledge of the importance of balancing weight, materials and functionality with style, passenger experience, and budgets.

The full scope of the work includes full provision of floor coverings, headliners, acoustic and thermal insulation, emergency equipment throughout the fuselage and cabin seat integration. Completion of the first phase of the project is anticipated to be the first quarter of 2023. 

Othmane Smires, MSB General Manager, says: “With sustainability at the forefront of the aerospace industry we are delighted to play our part by supporting this ground-breaking, sustainable aircraft development program. The passion, vision and commitment of Heart Aerospace to electrifying short-haul flight is huge motivation for us.”

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.”