Daher and Ascendance Flight Technologies join forces to accelerate the electrification of future aircraft and reduce their CO2 emissions

Paris, France, June 22nd, 2023

This partnership will allow us to research new ways of hybridizing the propulsion systems of Daher aircraft based on technologies developed by Ascendance Flight Technologies, a Toulouse-based startup and winner of a French Tech 2030 award.

The collaboration between Daher Aerospace and Ascendance Flight Technologies further underlines Daher Group ambitions to leverage innovation and accelerate the decarbonization of its activities, with particular emphasis on its Aircraft division. These decarbonization ambitions are set out in the Take Off 2027 strategic plan announced by Daher earlier this year, and are supported by a high level of R&D project investment, made possible by the fact that this innovation budget has quadrupled since 2017.

Ascendance Flight Technologies is a French startup and pioneer in the low-carbon aviation market. Founded in 2018, the company develops solutions, technologies and hardware to hybridize propulsion systems, and leverages the potential of hybridization to accelerate the transition to a new model of air mobility.

The Toulouse-based startup will contribute its expertise in hybrid-electric propulsion systems architecture, modeling, integration and testing to the collaboration with Daher. As a result, it will be able to test its technology on successful CS23-category aircraft, designed and marketed by Daher Aerospace, a leader in its market segment.

”We’re delighted to be partnering with Ascendance Flight Technologies. As a major player in general aviation, Daher Group is totally committed to achieving the goals around decarbonizing aviation by 2050, and taking significant steps forward towards that goal during this decade. This new collaboration illustrates the 360-degree innovation strategy we’re now implementing to make that happen,”


”Daher is a high-profile aircraft manufacturer, with a very high level of technical expertise and aircraft that are respected and renowned in their market segments. So we’re delighted to have this opportunity of contributing our expertise and technologies to this family-owned French group, with which we share the goal of accelerating the decarbonization of aviation”

JEAN-CHRISTOPHE LAMBERT, Co-founder & CEO of Ascendance Flight Technologies