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AURA AERO and Airbus Protect sign cooperation agreement in view of the certification of ERA, the regional transport 19-seater hybrid-electric aircraft


AURA AERO and Airbus Protect have signed a cooperation agreement in view of the certification of ERA, AURA AERO’s regional transport 19-seater hybrid-electric aircraft.

Both companies will share their respective expertise and collaborate on safety, cybersecurity and sustainability aspects of the ERA program and its production means.

This partnership aims to support a smooth and secure ERA certification process and production schedule. It is also an opportunity for Airbus Protect to expand its expertise in new technologies such as hybrid propulsion and all-electric systems, as well as in the general aviation (CS-23) regulatory framework. 

ERA is a brand new eco-responsible aircraft. Concentrating many avionic, aerodynamic and propelling innovations, it is the solution to the decarbonization of regional aviation. This aircraft addresses the environmental challenges of the 21st century, reducing C02 emissions by up to 80% compared to thermal aircraft in the same category, together with a significant reduction of direct operating costs, making regional connectivity viable again. 

For Jérémy Caussade, CEO of AURA AERO: “This new collaboration with Airbus, the world leader in civil aviation, is not only a true mark of confidence in the work of the AURA AERO teams but is also of course an extra guarantee of success for the ERA program, with which we will decarbonize regional aviation as soon as 2030.” 

Thierry Racaud, Airbus Protect CEO, adds: “Working with AURA AERO demonstrates the capability of the Airbus Protect team to help companies across the aviation industry to manage risks at every level, not only dealing with safety and cybersecurity challenges but also sustainability aspects and contributing to the decarbonization of regional aviation.”


A pioneer in low-carbon aviation, AURA AERO is committed to serve mankind by designing and manufacturing aircraft that accelerate air transport decarbonization, by industrializing disruptive technologies resolutely focused on the aviation of tomorrow. Combining the best in the aeronautical industry and digital technologies, AURA AERO manufactures aircraft that offer unrivaled efficiency on the market of eco-efficient vehicles. 

Founded in 2018, AURA AERO is based at Toulouse-Francazal airport, France, and employs 250 people. In addition to its many shareholders, the manufacturer is supported by the Occitanie Region, the BPI (French Public Investment Bank) and venture capital firm Innovacom. Laureate of the France Relance and France 2030 programs, AURA AERO is a member of the steering committee of AZEA (Alliance for Zero Emission Aviation), a European Union initiative, and is one of the 16 founder-companies of the European Future Mobility Taskforce, launched in January 2024.

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About Airbus Protect:
Airbus Protect is an Airbus subsidiary specialised in risk management in the fields of cybersecurity, safety, and sustainability. Leveraging its Airbus roots, the more than 1700 Airbus Protect professionals provide innovative and top-tier advisory, services and solutions with an end-to-end approach to ensure regulatory compliance, incident prevention and business resilience of both internal and external customers, including other major companies in the industrial sector.

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