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May 29, 2024
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Dutch start-up Maeve Aerospace ­­thinks it can hit the sweet spot with its full electric 44-seater that would perfectly fit in between net zero aircraft that other OEMs are planning to bring to the market. With the potential to grow the design, the Maeve would be more attractive to airlines than the smaller Heart Aerospace ES-30 30-seater, says CEO and co-founder Jan Willem Heinen. Maeve thinks its full-electric 44-seater hits the sweet spot.

AirInsight spoke to Heinen this week at the World Aviation Festival in Amsterdam, where it had a small booth to invite visitors to see a model of the Maeve 01. By coincidence, the author dropped by at the same time when IATA Director-General Willie Walsh had a close look at the aircraft. (main picture, with Walsh in the center and Heinen on the right).


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Richard Schuurman
Active as a journalist since 1987, with a background in newspapers, magazines, and a regional news station, Richard has been covering commercial aviation on a freelance basis since late 2016. Richard is contributing to AirInsight since December 2018. He also writes for Airliner World, Aviation News, Piloot & Vliegtuig, and Luchtvaartnieuws Magazine. Twitter: @rschuur_aero.