29.05.2011
FLUG REVUE

Solar Impulse ends presentation at Brussels

The Solar Impulse team, led by Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, has just concluded a week of meetings with European political authorities, based around the solar aircraft, to promote new technology and renewable energy with the aim of reducing dependence on fossil fuels.

In addition to the thousands of visitors that attended the open day, several hundred people – including the principal European political leaders – met Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg to discuss concrete solutions for the future.

André Borschberg, co-founder and CEO of Solar Impulse, piloted the aircraft on its flight to Brussels. “This solar plane is an extraordinary example of what can be done with stored energy. The welcome in Brussels is a great source of motivation for the team as we enter the next phase of the project which involves building a second plane to circumnavigate the globe.”

Weather permitting, over the next few days, André Borschberg will fly the HB-SIA to Paris where Solar Impulse will be a special guest at the International Air and Space Show in Paris-Le Bourget from 20-26 June.




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