Solar Impulse


Two men, both pioneers and innovators, both pilots, are the driving force behind Solar Impulse.


Andrea Murer
Project Manager Solar Impulse Partnership
+41 41 445 45 14

Bertrand Piccard, psychiatrist and aeronaut, who made the first non-stop round-the-world balloon flight, is the initiator and chairman.

André Borschberg, an engineer and graduate in management science, a fighter pilot and a professional airplane and helicopter pilot, is the CEO. The former’s avant-gardist vision and the latter’s entrepreneurial and managerial experience are an ideal combination.

The two are supported by over 70 mechanical engineers, aeronautical engineers, physicists, specialists in structures and aerodynamics, in design and calculating tools, leading-edge specialists in composite materials and pilots.