Afrijet and AURA AERO Sign MoU for Electric Regional Aircraft

Afrijet and AURA AERO sign MoU for the 19 seater electric regional aircraft.

ERA - a hybrid a 19-seater hybrid-electric aircraft innovatively designed by AURA AERO.

At the 54th Paris Air Show on June 21, 2023, Gabon-based private airline Afrijet and AURA AERO, a French aircraft manufacturer, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for ERA, the electric regional aircraft, expected to enter commercial service before 2030.

According to AURA AERO, ERA is a new eco-responsible aircraft incorporating many avionic, aerodynamic, and propelling innovations. It is a solution to the decarbonisation of regional aviation and can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 80% compared to thermal aircraft in the same category.

The versatile aircraft can transport 19 passengers or 1.9 tons of freight freight and adaptable for business aviation with an 8 or 9-passenger configuration. With a pressurised cabin, exceptional passenger comfort, and a range of up to 1,600 km, ERA can land at major international airports as well as on short, unprepared runways.


“We are very proud to have been chosen by Afrijet to decarbonize their operations and bring a sustainable solution to regional aviation in Africa. At AURA AERO, we are convinced that electric is the future of regional aviation, and we are just at the beginning of this revolution!”

Jérémy CAUSSADE, President and Co-Founder of AURA AERO