All-Electric Airplane Development

At Asselin, Inc., we strongly promote sustainable aviation, and we are actively involved in the development of an all-electric airplane. We will soon announce a project of our own!

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Aviation Company, Wichita, KS

About Asselin, Inc.

Asselin, Inc. is an aviation company in Wichita, Kansas, that offers aviation services to all FAA Part 23 small airplanes and Part 25 transport category airplanes, including jets, propeller-driven airplanes, hybrid-electric or electric airplanes, and military aircraft. Asselin, Inc. also offers limited services for Part 27 and Part 29 helicopters. Founded by Mario Asselin and Sylvie St-Georges, Asselin, Inc. is dedicated to improving flight safety and moving toward cleaner, greener, and more energy-efficient transportation by air through sustainable aviation efforts.

  • Meet Our Team

    Mario Asselin

    Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO

    Mario Asselin co-founded Asselin, Inc. in 2007 in response to the growing demand for aeronautical engineering services and now serves as chairman and CEO of the company. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada and a Master of Applied Science (M.A.SC) in Aerothermodynamics (aircraft icing) from École Polytechnique of Montreal. In his early career, he served in the Canadian Air Force for 14 years with a short stay at CAE’s military division. Mario is also an FAA Flight Analyst DER. Aside from his position as Chairman and CEO at Asselin Inc., Mario currently works as a Flight Sciences Fellow at Bombardier, is a Transport Canada Design Approval Designee (DAD), a Learjet Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) Unit Member (UM), and serves as Chairman of the Safety Review Board at the Bombardier Flight Test Center. Mario is also a member of the Manufacturer’s Flight Test Council (MFTC), GAMA EPIC (Electric Propulsion and Innovation Committee), the Manufacturer’s Icing Certification Group (MICG), and the Electric Flight Test Committee.

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    Sylvie St-Georges

    Co-Founder and General Manager

    Sylvie St-Georges co-founded Asselin, Inc. in 2007 and currently serves as the company’s general manager. Aside from overseeing the firm’s marketing department, customer relations, sales functions, and day-to-day business operations, Sylvie is responsible for leading and coordinating all strategic planning functions within the company. She holds a bachelor’s degree (BA) from McGill University and a master’s degree from Université du Québec in Montreal. Outside of her role at Asselin Inc., she works as a Flight Test Team Chief at the Bombardier Flight Test Center.3

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Specializing in Aviation Services

At Asselin Inc., we provide various aviation services to ensure our clients are in accordance with all federal requirements and regulations and are adequately equipped with the right tools they need to succeed. We specialize in flight test support, conceptual aircraft design, airworthiness, certification plans, certification basis, data analysis and software development, and training and teaching. To learn more about our comprehensive list of services offered, contact us today!

Flight Test Support

Flight Test Support:

Asselin, Inc. provides flight test support by defining the test scope for aircraft performance, propulsion, icing, stability, and control and defining necessary instrumentation to support data collection for compliance purposes. In addition to this, we will also perform Test Hazard Analyses (THA) under the Federal Aviation Administration Aircraft Certification Service Flight Test Risk Management Program (FAA Order 4040.26B).

Conceptual Aircraft Design

Conceptual Aircraft Design:

Our experts at Asselin, Inc. will help define the specific design standards for any jet, propeller-driven airplane, hybrid-electric, or electric airplane from the initial sizing and conceptual aircraft design phase to the flight test and certification process. We will also ensure each aircraft aligns with all specific design standards, such as the aerodynamic smoothness requirements.

Certification Plans

Airworthiness, Certification Plans, and Certification Basis:

Not only will we define the certification basis of the aircraft and draft certification plans to support discussions with aviation authorities, but our experts at Asselin, Inc. will help negotiate Level of Involvement (LOI) with the authorities, draft a Type Certificate Data Sheet (TCDS), and define the following:

  • Special Conditions (SC)
  • Equivalent Level of Safety (ELOS)
  • Issue Papers (IP)
  • Certification Review Items (CRI)
  • Compliance Demonstration Items (CDI)
  • Exemptions

Analysis and Development

Data Analysis and Software Development:

When you partner with Asselin, Inc. for data analysis and software development services, we will define the aircraft performance methodology for acceptance by authorities, create performance analysis tools to perform flight test data reduction, create performance expansion tools, and write the performance section for the Aircraft Flight Manual (AFM) and Pilot Operating Handbook (POH).

Training and Teaching

Training and Teaching:

At Asselin Inc., we offer aviation training and teaching services to all of our clients. We assist with the preparation of training materials related to aerodynamics, airplane performance, stability and control, and airplane propulsion. In addition to offering these preparation materials, our team of experts will also provide onsite training as required.

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Future Home of Sustainable Aviation

At Asselin Inc., we are constantly working on new initiatives to move toward cleaner, greener, and more energy-efficient transportation by air. In a recent climate summit on April 22, 2021, President Biden pledged to cut United States greenhouse gas pollution in half by 2030, outlining an aggressive target that would require sweeping changes to America’s energy and transportation sectors, changes which have already begun elsewhere in the world. In an effort to lead this new domain of green aviation, create jobs throughout the state of Kansas, and help Wichita retain its title as the Air Capital of the World, our experts at Asselin, Inc. are actively working to reduce noise, greenhouse gas emissions, and fuel usage through sustainable aviation initiatives. Stay tuned to find out what is coming next!

References

One of our co-founders at Asselin Inc., Mario Asselin, has done extensive research and taught courses relating to aircraft performance, stability and control, and aerodynamics for the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario, McGill University, École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS), Concordia University of Montreal, and the University of Kansas. Aside from his work as an instructor, he is also the author of various aviation publications, including “An Introduction to Aircraft Performance” and “Operational Aircraft Performance and Flight Test Practices” from the AIAA Education Series. Discover Mario’s previously published works through the references below.

  • Operational Aircraft Performance and Flight Test Practices

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  • An Introduction to Aircraft Performance

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  • Learjet Model 45 Steep Approach Certification

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  • Observations of Ice Ridge Formation on the SJ30-2 Leading Edge Slat In Freezing Drizzle Conditions

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  • Energy Reserves for Electrically Powered Aircraft

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Contact Us Online

Based in Wichita, Kansas, Asselin, Inc. is a sustainable aviation company that offers a variety of aviation services from flight test support to data analysis and software development. Contact us online or give us a call at (450) 516-4214 to learn more about our services and schedule a consultation with one of our experts today!