It takes a top-flight team to set new standards in aviation, and VoltAero has assembled just that for its new-generation hybrid-electric aircraft.
VoltAero’s design bureau is staffed by young, motivated engineers and specialists who are passionate about flying – many are pilots themselves.
The company’s industrial partners bring expertise in design, development, systems integration, certification and production for a “Made in France” aircraft that benefits from the best in European technology for safe and efficient flight.
The Nouvelle Aquitaine region in southwest France is a key supporter of VoltAero, and will be home to the final assembly line for the company’s hybrid-electric aircraft. The region is a cornerstone of France’s economy, pursuing a strategy of promoting research, backing new projects and evolving sectors of excellence.
From its 1980s roots in French automobile racing, Solution F has taken its innovative spirit into the domain of propulsion and hybrid systems – with aeronautics as one key focus area. Creator of the world’s first manned electric helicopter, a partner for the E-Fan electric demonstrator aircraft, and developer of an electric drive for a future stratospheric airship, Solution F brings proven capabilities in research, testing and production as an historic partner of VoltAero.
Aero Composites Saintonge (ACS) is an historic partner of VoltAero. ACS brings its experience in the realization of prototypes, with a specialization in composite materials, aerospace design and electric propulsion. Its projects include the E-Fan electric demonstrator aircraft and the EXOMO electric drive for paragliders. Based at Royan, France, ACS is focusing on the battery assembly and certain components for VoltAero’s demonstrator aircraft, and is developing the ground-based “iron bird” system test rig that will be operated by VoltAero in its facility at France’s Aérodrome de Royan-Médis.
VoltAero also is working with leading French schools to benefit from young talent. This includes l'IMA/Université de Bordeaux and the École nationale supérieure des mines de Paris.