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Ascendance Flight Technologies

Founded in 2018 by four former Airbus engineers, Ascendance is developing solutions to help aviation meet its environmental objectives. Thanks to the development of its unique hybrid vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft, the company aims to transform the future of air mobility to make it greener and quieter.


Leveraging its proprietary hybrid propulsion technology, Ascendance Flight Technologies has designed a four-seat fuel-electric hybrid VTOL aircraft called Atea. With a payload of three passengers, the aircraft boasts 80% less emissions than conventional helicopter emissions, as well as low noise, lower operational costs and a long range. Atea is currently at prototype stage, and Ascendance hopes to showcase the aircraft at the 2024 Olympic Games.

There's no doubt that a revolution in aviation is underway. At Ascendance Flight Technologies we're playing a part in this, thanks to our unique hybrid propulsion system. By using innovative technologies from Dassault Systèmes we are on track to prototype our vision effectively and demonstrate what we have achieved at the 2024 Olympic Games.

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Benoit Ferran
Co-founder & CTO Ascendance Flight Technologies


Ascendance Flight Technologies is using computer-aided design, computer-aided engineering, simulation and model-based system engineering roles on Dassault Systèmes’ cloud-based 3DEXPERIENCE platform.


Using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud, members of the Ascendance Flight Technologies team are able to collaborate in real time to create a fully-operational digital twin of the Atea prototype. Using this twin, engineers can explore how tweaks to the design can impact noise, cost, range and emissions, in order to improve performance and meet customer expectations. This digital simulation is helping engineers to significantly reduce the number of physical tests that need to take place, shortening the development cycle as a result. 

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