Thursday, April 18, 2024

Solvay, Ascendance partner to develop advanced solutions for sustainable aviation

As the world continues to address the challenges posed by climate change, the aviation sector faces increasing pressure to reduce its environmental impact.

French aircraft developer Ascendance Flight Technologies has signed a Strategic Collaboration Agreement with Solvay and Airborne for the development of innovative materials and aerospace technologies that will enhance the safety, efficiency, and sustainability of future aircraft.

By leveraging the synergy of their combined expertise in advanced materials and aircraft engineering, the partnership will drive the development and implementation of game-changing technologies in the aviation industry.

Ascendance Flight Technologies is known for its groundbreaking work in developing next-generation sustainable aviation platforms, such as the company’s ATEA hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and STERNA hybrid-electric propulsion technology.

Solvay has extensive experience in providing advanced materials and sustainable chemistries and is ideally positioned to support the industry’s transition toward more sustainable aviation. And Airborne is also a composites specialist, combining digital automation systems as well as aerospace-qualified manufacturing services.

“We know that no one can bring aviation to a new era alone, which is why we are collaborating with some of the brightest partners in the market to make cleaner aviation a reality together,” comments Jean-Christophe Lambert, CEO of Ascendance Flight Technologies.

“Solvay’s comprehensive know-how in advanced materials and their dedication to sustainability will help us address the environmental challenges faced by our industry and shape the future of air transportation with greener and more efficient aircraft. Airborne’s capability in both the manufacturing of aerospace structures and the industrialization for high volume manufacturing will help to close the gap between fast prototyping and making the right choices for future manufacturing.”