Ascendance Flight Technologies

  • Ascendance at Paris

    At the Paris Air Show, Paris, France-based startup Ascendance Flight Technologies unveiled its Atea hybrid-electric VTOL concept. Atea uses three lift fans powered by electric motors — one in each wing and a fan in the nose of the aircraft — plus a conventional turboprop in the nose. When the aircraft is cruising, the turbine engine charges the batteries for vertical take-offs and landings. The Atea is sized for a pilot and three passengers, with...

  • Acendance Atea hybrid-electric VTOL taking off from heli-port July 2019, France.

    Ascendance Prepares to Take Off

    Ascendance Prepares to Take Off
    By Jim Sherman

    This year’s Paris Air Show (June 17-23, 2019) was packed with announcements — an entire industry boasting a more eco-friendly future for aviation worldwide.

    Chief among those is the burgeoning Urban Air Mobility (UAM) market and the eVTOL platforms to serve it that are destined to fly within the next decade.

    France-based startup, Ascendance...

  • Acendance Atea hybrid-electric VTOL taking off from heli-port July 2019, France.

    Ascendance Flight Technologies Atea

    AteaAscendance Flight TechnologiesParis, Francewww.ascendance-ft.com

    Ascendance Flight Technologies was co-founded in January 2018 by four (4) former members of the E-Fan team from Airbus, Jean-Christophe Lambert (CEO), Benoit Ferran (CTO), Thibault Baldivia (Head of Operations) and Clement Dinel (Head of Propulsion). The E-Fan was one of the world’s first...