We are Ascendance
Flight Technologies.

A dedicated team of engineers and experts with a passion for the environment and for technology. A team ready to rally around ecological issues our world is confronted with today.
We bring our know-how to create innovative technologies which enable the reduction of carbon emission in the aeronautic sector.
We have the firm conviction that hybrid solutions are the best path towards clean and sustainable aviation.

Since the founding of our start-up in 2018 we strive daily to elaborate, test and improve the technologies that will turn green aviation into reality.
We are in an urgent need to fly in aircrafts providing not only high-performance but which are also far less polluting.

Our four founders, together with a team of 30 talented people have decided to tackle two considerable projects:

  • The building of a VTOL aeroplane – Vertical Take-Off and Landing equipped with hybrid engines: ATEA, to start the decarbonisation of air travel right away.
  • The development of a modular engine: STERNA which utilises several sources of energy. This engine is destined to be incorporated onto larger aircrafts to broaden our impact to the entire aviation sector.

Our daily incentive has become evidently clear: in the near future we will travel in clean aeroplanes.

We are not simply dreamers, we are the builders of a shared dream: the ability to continue travelling freely around the world whilst respecting the environment.

Mobility, whether urban, regional or international remains at the heart of our concerns.

Protecting our planet is a top priority and that allowing people and goods to freely circulate without harming it is equally a priority.

This is why we founded Ascendance Flight Technologies.

IT IS HIGH TIME FOR CLEAN AIR TRAVEL.
WE ARE READY TO RISE TO THE CHALLENGE

Jean-Christophe
LAMBERT

CEO

Benoit
FERRAN

CTO

Clément
DINEL

Head of Avionics

Thibault
BALDIVIA

COO

EMPOWERING
CLEAN AVIATION
SOLUTIONS

Ascendance was cofounded in 2018 by Jean-Christophe LAMBERT, Benoit FERRAN, Clément DINEL and Thibault BALDIVIA, who together have 26 years combined experience and expertise working on hybrid and electrical aircrafts: from Airbus on the E-FAN all-electric aircraft to Atea today. The four partners, all graduates of France’s top aerospace engineering and business schools, are driven by a common mission: to leverage the vast potential of electric technologies to develop sustainable flight solutions for today and tomorrow.

BECAUSE CLEANER AVIATION CAN’T WAIT

OUR TEAM

DRIVE,
KNOW-HOW,
COMMITMENT

We are a dynamic team with solid international business experience comprised of both young and more experienced aerospace engineers, technicians and business professionals from all backgrounds and educational horizons.

We are passionate about what we do and driven by a common vision of how to transform aviation to fly cleaner, quieter, and further.

Together we are designing a new era of sustainable aviation.

LOCATED IN EUROPE’S
AEROSPACE CAPITAL

The company now has offices and workshops in Toulouse – the birthplace of aviation in France and one of the leading aeronautics hubs in the world.

What better place to lead a new revolution in clean aviation?

Because cleaner
aviation can’t wait.

Join us!

Board

Our board is comprised of former C-level executives from the automotive and aeronautics industry

Agnès
Plagneux-Bertrand

Former head of E-aircraft programs at Airbus
Former chairwoman of the INPI
Toulouse Métropole Vice-President
EIT Board Member

Jean-Christophe
KUGLER

Former member of Renault’s executive committee
Former Europe Region Chairman at Renault

Jean-Paul
HERTEMAN

Former CEO Safran Group
Former CEO Safran Aircraft engine
Former President of GIFAS