Three EXCEPTIONAL AMBASSADORS...
achievers of remarkable feats will take on this enormous challenge.
Our pilots will be surrounded by an experienced ground team in permanent communication.
An extraordinary trio with a shared ambition: to provide future generations with a more sustainable future
PIONEER IN ITS GENES
Born into a legendary family of explorers and scientists who have conquered the stratosphere and the depths of the oceans, Bertrand Piccard is driven by the same passion.
He made history by achieving two great aeronautical “firsts”, his non-stop round-the-world balloon flight was the longest flight in the history of aviation, both in time and distance.
More recently, his circumnavigation of the globe aboard the Solar Impulse was the apotheosis of his pioneering vision.
ADVENTURER OF LIFE
The only survivor of a plane crash at the age of 16, Dorine found her freedom by flying.
Dorine represents this generation of women who brilliantly overcome the trials of life and come out of all challenges stronger. Her pioneering spirit, her passion for aviation, and her ability to take on any challenge will be assets for the SOLAR AIRSHIP ONE expedition.
A surpassing of oneself in the accomplishment of great actions in the service of great causes.
Former French astronaut with the European Space Agency (ESA), who flew 2 space missions (Soyuz and Columbia), Michel Tognini is also Air force fighter pilot, brigadier General and test pilot.
During his space travels, he realized the collective importance of defending our environment.
He will contribute his knowledge of piloting, as well as his experience of life on board in restricted space.
OUR SUPPORT TEAM
The World Tour is an expedition that is built not only around technology but also around people.
The operational part of this World Tour will be ensured by an experienced team, which has already excelled with Bertrand Piccard’s Solar Impulse project. Our ground support team will also be composed of experts in meteorology, overflight authorization, flight simulation, medical assistance, medical tests, and communication to make this adventure live all over the world.
An unprecedented challenge
IN CHARGE OF OPERATIONS
An operations control room will be set up and will manage live the whole World Tour.
It will provide 24/7 support, tactical assistance, choice of the best trajectory, in-flight maintenance and repairs if necessary.
more than 10 years of r&d...
in engineering and architecture to develop SOLAR AIRSHIP ONE
After 10 years of self-financed research, major patented technical innovations and complementary engineering work carried out over the last 3 years by capgemini engineering, the euro airship team is ready to start its industrialization phase.
OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM
Co-founder and President
Knight in the National Order of Merit, Jean has particularly evolved in the field of finance, takeover and creation of companies and their development in France and internationally. Leverage effect. Introduction to the stock market. Particularly attracted to difficult challenges, he negotiated and built mixed companies for the construction of industrial complexes, at the opening of China (1981), in the middle of the collapse of the former USSR (1991), in a closed India (1995)
Co-founder of the company Aerospace Adour Technologie, owner of the technology, before co-creating SAS Euro Airship, Jean has created the enthusiasm and involvement of many engineers and partners who have contributed to create 100M€ of value.
Air architect and aeronautical engineer, former student of the Ville d’Avray aeronautical school, enlisted in the French Air Force, instructor at the Rochefort Air Force School, then founder and President of the FIRST Association, Marc is the designer of efficient technologies for the reconstruction of rigid airships that proved their worth during the 1920s and 1930s.
A pragmatic architect, his designs use the latest technology available (avoiding the adventures of overly random designs and endless R&D), combined with the absolute necessity of their commercial effectiveness. He is one of the two founders of the company Aerospace Adour Technologie which are at the origin of the Euro Airship technology.
Marie-Christine holds a Master’s degree in Economics and is a graduate of HEC. After starting her career in large IT groups, Marie-Christine moved to the world of industry at the international level before managing subsidiaries of large groups.
Since 2016, Marie-Christine is 100% involved in the development of Euro Airship and will take over the presidency of the future Management Board.
OUR SPECIAL ADVISORS
|Position at EURO AIRSHIP||Experience|
|J.-C. CHAUSSONNET||Executive Vice President||President, Airbus France|
|DANIEL BAUBIL||Vice President Programs||EVP Airbus SAS – Senior Advisor programmes Airbus SAS – EVP head programme A320 Airbus SAS|
|JEAN-CLAUDE THONIER||Head of marketing||President of communication agency, Consulting director at Publicis, Ogilvy|
|JÉRÔME MORA||Safran scientific advisor||Safran|
|SERGE RAKOWICZ||Head of Industrialization||Industrial Director, Safran helicopter|
|JEAN-LUC JARRIGE||Project Director||Technical Director, Aerospace Sector AKKA Technologies|
|JACQUES TROYES||Head of Engineering Division||Head of Research and Development, Airbus Industries|
|ROGER PINNA||Head of CAD Division||Senior Professor of Mechanics|
|PIERRE JOUILLE||Flight Test Manager||Aircraft carrier and airship pilot, Captain|
|H. DILMAGHANI||Head Engineer||Head Engineer A320/A330/A340 programs|
|BRUNO THORAVAL||System Expert||Safran Aeroconsultant Engineer|
JOIN OUR TEAM
Join an extraordinary expedition, turned towards the future, in immersion with the new generations. Come aboard SOLAR AIRSHIP ONE with our partners and sponsors already on board for this world tour.
ADN ATELIER DESIGN • AIPCR • AIR PRODUCTS • AIRSHIP DO BRASIL • ASSOCIATION FIRST • STUDIO CHAMBERLIN • CETIM • CLIMATE SEED • GÉDÉON MEDIA GROUP • GOI (SINGAPOUR ET GUILIN) • IFP • IPLOCA • IUT DE TARBES • L’ECOLE CENTRALE DE LYON • L’ECOLE POLITECHNIC DE TURIN • L’UNIVERSITÉ DE PAU ET DES PAYS DE L’ADOUR • MARCEL DÉLÈZE (CALCULATEUR DE L’ALTITUDE DE PLÉNITUDE) • MONSIEUR BON • MUKEÏ • NERVURES • PINIFARINA • PROJET SNOWLAND (CHICHENG / CHINE) • RENAULT GROUP • SAFRAN INNOVATION • STG (XI’AN) • TECHNOPOLE HÉLIOPARC • UE (PROGRAMME H4R) • UNISPHERE
Non-exhaustive list of thanks for studies, work carried out and support provided.
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