Open position

Senior expert in VTOL Aerodynamics

Department: Engineering
Location: Toulouse

Our mission

At Ascendance we are building tomorrow’s hybrid-electric aviation with ATEA, a unique Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft powered by STERNA, our in-house hybrid-electric propulsion system. We focus our efforts in designing an innovative, safe, silent, clean and affordable aircraft that will be able to blend into existing infrastructures and regulations to ease its deployment and maximise social acceptance.

If you are looking for a place where you will have a direct impact on very ambitious products, where you will work close to the hardware and where you can witness the result of your hard work quickly, board ATEA and come fly with us toward the future of aviation!

Your role

You will have a major role in the growing team as being the lead expert in charge of the aerodynamic studies of Ascendance’ VTOL aircraft. This includes specific studies on the coupling between thrust and lift functions in all phases of the flight with a particular focus on the transition phase. Knowledge of rotary wings is also expected as well as a certain expertise in rotor acoustics. You could also be involved in flight loads, flight control and stability studies.

Your objectives

  • Evaluate and select relevant aerodynamic models accordingly with the project maturity
  • Assess the performance via technical analysis
  • Perform and lead trade-off evaluation to propose design improvements
  • Plan the aerodynamic validation means, build up the test protocols
  • Manage the test campaign and the analysis of results
  • Support flight loads, flight control and stability studies

Your profile

  • Strong experience (7+ years) in aerodynamics for aerospace applications
  • Skills in various levels of aerodynamic modelling, from simple analytical models to Computational Fluid Dynamics – knowledge of OpenFoam is a plus
  • Good knowledge of overall aircraft design and design convergence
  • An experience of CS-23 and CS-27 certification requirements is a plus
  • Ability to work autonomously with a drive for initiative related to the start-up environment and work in a small team
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