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Sterna is a modular, scalable system that combines two energy sources to progressively reduce aircraft emissions and achieve in-flight Net Zero.
Aircraft equiped with Sterna
A conventional aircraft engine is usually sized for take-off and climb thrust requirements. This leads to an oversized engine for cruise flight, where most of the fuel is burned. Thanks to Sterna, we can decouple these 2 phases and optimize them to reduce overall fuel consumption over the entire flight.
During take-off and climb, the battery is used to provide high power for short periods. Thus, the powertrain does not need to provide the power during this phase, and take-off and climb rating can be removed and/or the powertrain downsized.
During cruising, the powertrain is used at maximum efficiency, as it is now specifically sized to achieve this level of performance.
Hybrid-electric with minimal modifications to the existing airframe.
Go further in the de-coupling between Cruise and Take-Off/Climb to optimize the aircraft
Hybrid Operating System
Energy management system - handles the energy split in the system
Electrical power box - connects all components together safely & distributes the energy in the system
We’re taking aviation
to new heights.
From energy management to flight controls, including a complete set of data from engines, batteries, etc., the hybrid propulsion system simplifies maintenance operations and improves aircraft availability and customer service.
The combination of different energy sources and top-grade energy management algorithms ensure optimal performance in flight (cruise time and speed) and on the ground. Our technology adapts to existing infrastructures and limits turn-around times.
Our modular architecture can be adapted to new generation aircraft with a wide array of energy sources, from kerosene and biofuels to synthetic fuels and hydrogen fuel cells.
Our hybrid propulsion system is engineered to match the requirements of future distributed propulsion systems, and embeds the required algorithms to control the multiplied number of propellers to ensure safe, efficient flight.
Our hybrid propulsion system significantly reduces carbon and noise emissions, for cleaner skies today and tomorrow. Sterna is the key technology and cornerstone of cleaner aviation.
The complete hybrid propulsion system architecture can be scaled up to meet the future requirements of regional aviation, from 6-10 PAX up to 70 with current technologies, propelling aviation into a new sustainable era.
Advanced Air Mobility
We are talking about Regional Air Mobility, but what are the routes that Atea will fly?
Advanced Air Mobility
Atea in action
Decentralized aviation, helicopter alternative, regional mobility… Atea is capable of many things.
Advanced Air Mobility
How Atea, our hybrid vtol, will be used?
Atea is an innovative aircraft meant to reduce the carbon footprint of the helicopter market and provide a sustainable and practical answer to link some destinations that are still hard to reach today. But how do we plan to do that?
We have answers
We are the best to help you in that thanks to our “aircraft-maker DNA”. We can help you from Engineering to tests and ultimately working with you on the supply and assembly of the entire propulsion system based on our patented technologies such as HOS, our expertise in designing hybrid-electric propulsion system and our partners for other propulsion components. We are also developing a new aircraft, an eVTOL one, we know the constraints at aircraft level and we know how we should optimize at aircraft scale.
We will tailor our patented HOS technology to your aircraft specifications. Thus lowering the global program development risk thanks to the use of our already tested and proven technology. Once the aircraft is certified, we will also provide upgrades and in-service support.
As explained before in the first question, we can help you develop this STC thanks to our expertise.
Sterna can address aircraft ranging from turboprop commuter aircraft up to regional aviation.
During the preliminary sizing phases we support you in defining the optimal hybrid architecture for your aircraft and maximize integration gains in the aircraft. We have built a test capability up to 1MW to help our customers design their future generation of more sustainable aircraft.