French aircraft manufacturer Aura Aero, based in Toulouse and pioneer in low-carbon aviation, becomes a laureate of the France 2030 program, in the frame of the call for projects entitled ‘Producing low-carbon aircraft in France’. 

France aims to produce the first low-carbon aircraft, and AURA AERO’s approach, reinventing regional mobility with ERA, its modern low-carbon aircraft due to enter in service before 2030, has been recognized and welcomed by the state. 

Consequently, AURA AERO will receive a significant financial support of just over 13.2 million € which will help cover part of the development costs of the ERA program, whose final design, avionics and propelling system was revealed in May 2023. 

This new eco-responsible 19-seater aircraft, propelled by 8 electric engines, addresses the environmental challenges of the 21st century. It reduces C02 emissions very significantly, by up to 80% compared to thermal aircraft in the same category, and makes regional connectivity viable again, thanks to its low operational costs. A dozen airlines and operators have selected ERA and 500 aircraft have already been pre-ordered, representing a value of 7.5 Bn €. 

We are very proud to have been selected among the laureates of the France 2030 program,” said Jérémy CAUSSADE, President and co-founder of AURA AERO. “This is an additional mark of confidence, the proof that our approach is the right one and that our aircraft contribute to decarbonizing aviation. The support of France 2030, through BpiFrance, will enable us to accelerate ERA’s development process!” 

Launched by French President Macron in 2021, France 2030 aims at accelerating the transformation of key-sectors in the French economy through innovation, positioning France not only as a player but also as a leader of the world of tomorrow.