Ascendance Unveils Revamped eVTOL Design

Five-seat Atea now has eight lift fans in tandem wings and two propellers for cruise flight.
Credit: Ascendance Flight Technologies
French startup Ascendance Flight Technologies has unveiled a new and quite different design for its Atea hybrid-electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) air taxi. Gone is the Cessna Skyhawk-like configuration of the original concept, replaced with an unconventional tandem-wing design. The...
Graham Warwick

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