Why the Hybrid Approach Extends the Range of Electric Aircraft

Established in 2018 by four ex-Airbus engineers who led the development of an all-electric plane but believed that batteries alone would not be enough to decarbonize aviation, Ascendance is one of France's fastest-growing startups. Ascendance is currently developing both a hybrid electric propulsion system, STERNA, and a winged hybrid electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft called ATEA.

Jean-Christophe Lambert, Ascendance Co-founder and CEO, joins the Aerospace & Defense Technology podcast to discuss why the use of a hybrid electric propulsion system could extend the range of future electric aircraft and how it provides an easier near-term path to certifying and enabling passenger-carrying eVTOL flight operations.

Check out www.eVTOLtechusa.com  for details on SAE Media Group’s first eVTOL Technology USA conference happening October 28-29 in Arlington, Virginia.

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