Quebec supports settlement of H55


Sion VS/Quebec – H55 has established a subsidiary in Canada. The Valais-based company, which specializes in modular electric propulsion and battery systems for aviation, is being supported in this by the Canadian Economic Development Agency for the Quebec regions.

H55 has begun expanding its North American presence by establishing a Canadian subsidiary in Quebec. In its effort to make air transportation quiet, clean and affordable through its lightweight, modular electric propulsion and battery systems, H55 is supported by the Canadian Economic Development Agency for the Regions of Quebec(CED).

“As the Minister responsible for the CED, I am proud to announce that the CED is promoting the creation of H55 Canada Inc. in Quebec,” said Pascale St-Onge. With innovative projects like this, he said, the country is “investing in the well-being of future generations.”

In a statement, André Borschberg, co-founder and chairman of the board of H55, calls having CED as a partner an “important confirmation of our expertise.” “Given the country’s leading competitive position in the aviation sector and its commitment to sustainable aviation, Canada is a great strategic fit for us.”

According to the levies, H55 has been active in Canada since 2021. For example, Pratt & Whittney Canada(P&WC) selected H55 as the supplier for the company’s regional hybrid-electric flight demonstrator in 2022. As a result, the venture capital arm of Raytheon Technologies, P&WC’s parent company, invested in H55. In addition, H55 will equip CAE ‘s Piper Archer training fleet with an aircraft battery system and make it commercially available to other operators.

H55 is a technological spin-off from the Swiss Solar Impulse e-aircraft project. H55 has already built three electric aircraft, which the company is developing and testing at Sion Airport. mm