Heart Aerospace, the manufacturer developing the ES-30 electrically powered regional aircraft, has selected MSB to design and develop some 60 key structural components for the cabin, flight deck and cargo areas.
The scope of work includes full provision of floor coverings, headliners, acoustic and thermal insulation, emergency equipment throughout the fuselage, and cabin seat integration. Individual components to be provided for the individual aircraft zones include the flight deck console trim panels, side ledges and stowage systems; cabin sidewalls, window shades and passenger service units, as well as cargo area linings, tie-downs and nets. Completion of the first phase of the project is anticipated in the final quarter of 2023.
Heart Aerospace says it selected MSB (part of Sogeclair) based on its experience in providing interiors development support for new aerospace programmes, and the company’s knowledge of the importance of balancing weight, materials and functionality, with matters of passenger experience and operational budgets.
The passenger experience has been addressed through clean, simple lines and finishes in the cabin that create a feeling of quality and spaciousness, while sustainability and costs are met through lightweight components and reduced non-recurring costs.
“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,” said Othmane Smires, MSB’s general manager. “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.”