AFI KLM E&M and Ascendance Flight Technologies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to allow the two companies to explore potential collaborations in the coming months in four main areas: line maintenance, component repair, mechanics training and airworthiness management. Ascendance is working on one of the planned vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (VTOL) projects in Europe. Called Atea, it consists of a five-seat aircraft with a 400 km range thanks to the Sterna propulsion architecture also developed by the start-up: a distributed hybrid electric motorisation, with a modular energetic approach to accept conventional fuel, Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) up

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