Chart the Course to Sustainable Aviation

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Scaling hybrid eVTOL tech with Ascendance Flight Technologies

Global demand for sustainable aircraft has risen exponentially in the past few years, and so has the number of companies who have joined the race to green aviation. The emergence of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, drones and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) is redefining the aerospace industry and the future of air travel.

Opportunities for startups as well as small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have skyrocketed, driving new trends and technological developments in the aerospace industry. But the pursuit of low-carbon aviation also comes with challenges – namely certification, safety and noise reduction – that must be tackled quickly and efficiently in order to succeed in such a rapidly changing market.

In this roundtable, industry experts and French startup Ascendance Flight Technologies explore the future of sustainable air mobility and the ways to reach it.

Ascendance > 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud > Dassault Systèmes

Ascendance Flight Technologies develops modular VTOL aircraft equipped with a hybrid propulsion system combining electric energy and combustion. Its 400 km-range aircraft Atea emits up to 80% less carbon dioxide in flight and is four times quieter than a conventional helicopter. After creating its first prototype, the startup aims to obtain certification in 2024 and start production the following year.


Our speakers

James ANDERTON > 3DEXPERIENCE Cloud > Dassault Systèmes


Director of Content, Multimedia,

Roberto Licata > 3DEXPERIENCE Cloud > Dassault Systèmes

Roberto Licata

Aerospace and Defense Industry Solution Experience Director, Dassault Systèmes

Benoît Ferran > 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud > Dassault Systèmes

Benoît Ferran

Co-founder and CTO, Ascendance Flight Technologies

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