A new electric aircraft could be joining United's regional fleet by 2026. The company has invested in electric aircraft startup Heart Aerospace to help develop its 19-seat ES-19, which will have the ability to fly passengers for up to 250 miles without using one drop of gasoline. The ES-19 features a modular all-electric propulsion system, a lightweight aluminum airframe, and a low-noise design that allows the plane to be used on smaller, 750m runways. These aircraft could utilize the expansive United Express route network that includes Chicago O'Hare to Purdue University Airport and San Francisco International to Modesto City-County Airport.
United Airlines wants to bring back supersonic air travel by the end of the decade
The company is the first airline to sign an agreement with Boom Supersonic.
Eviation is making the first big step to bring electrified passenger aircraft to the skies
The company says it is just weeks away from its first flight.