ascendance flight technologies reveals ATEA
sustainable air travel is on the rise, just check out the all-electric marcobat, 9-passenger commuter aircraft and rolls royce concepts in 2021 alone. french start-up ascendance flight technologies reveal its step towards sustainable air travel with the hybrid-electric ATEA VTOL aircraft. the design aims to be used for passenger transport, emergency services, logistical tasks or for surveillance flights.
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sustainable air travel for 2025
set for production in 2025, the ascendance flight technologies ATEA is the culmination of three years of research and development to decarbonize air travel. a sleek, audacious design distinguishes the 5-seater vertical take-off and landing aircraft. the skyview cabin at the center ensures easy access for the five passengers.
ATEA delivers a range of 250 miles (400 km) whilst cutting carbon emissions by 80%. it is also claimed that noise pollution is reduced four times more than standard. this is all made possible thanks to tailor-made modular hybrid engines and two horizontal propellers. ‘lift + cruise’ configuration with two separate propulsion systems deliver its vertical and horizontal movement – hence the name VTOL. further innovations enable optimized, easy-to-use and agile operations to fulfil its range of use.
‘we set-up ascendance flight technologies with a very clear vision of what we wanted to achieve: to accelerate transition towards green aviation thanks to hybrid technology. the design of ATEA is the concrete reflection of our values, our experience and of our know-how. the aircraft we are presenting to you today is the result of huge efforts by our R&D department, tests and trials on four prototypes and a great deal of thought on costs and the ease of flying such an aircraft. its characteristics provide all the performances expected by a sector that the ongoing transition has made more demanding,‘ concludes jean-christophe lambert, co-founder and CEO.