EAA AirVenture 2011 Oshkosh: Lindbergh Prize for Electric Aircraft Vision Award Given to PC-Aero's Elektra One

lunes, 1 de agosto de 2011

Lindbergh Prize for Electric Aircraft Vision Award Given to the Electric Aircraft ELEKTRA ONE from PC-Aero

The seventh Lindbergh Prize for Electric Aircraft focuses on the vision for integrated electric power.

Oshkosh, WI (July 29, 2011)

PC-Aero is the winner of the Lindbergh Prize for Electric Aircraft Vision Award for their integration of Solar World's solar technology into their ELEKTRA ONE aircraft and the supporting hangar. Their vision is for the energy from the rooftop solar cells to not only provide power to the aircraft but also the hanger itself and excess energy to feed back to the power grid. Today at the World Electric Aircraft Symposium at EAA's AirVenture, Erik Lindbergh, founder of LEAP, announced the 2011 AirVenture winner of the Lindbergh Prize for Electric Aircraft.

LEAP's programs recognize, inspire and incentivize the innovation that drives our culture, economy and future. The LEAP Electric Flight Program is accelerating the development of the electric aircraft industry through a range of activities, from prizes to advocacy.

This year LEAP chose to focus on a different aspect of electric aircraft propulsion than past Lindbergh Prizes by awarding a Vision Award. The Award focuses on innovation with a "vision" for integrated electric power for an aircraft and its supporting infrastructure. Having a complete plan for energy management is the key to widespread adoption of electric propulsion.
LEAP is grateful to Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. for its continuing support of the LEAP Electric Flight Program. The heritage of the collaboration between the Lindbergh and Sikorsky families continues to shape the future of flight. "Aviation provides a terrific community to foster the great innovators of the future," said Chris Van Buiten, Director, Sikorsky Innovations. "The LEAP organization shares our enthusiasm for exploring exciting and creative solutions that will transform our industry, and we applaud Erik's efforts to raise awareness and educate today's students who are our future engineers, designers and inventors."
BIO: Calin Gologan
Calin Gologan graduated in 1977 from the Aeronautical University in Bucharest/Romania.

He is the founder and CEO of PC-Aero based in Germany. Calin has more than 30 years of experience in aerodynamics, flight mechanics and simulation, CAD, FEM, load assumptions, structural analysis and tests and certification.
His core competencies are aircraft layout and design, aerodynamics? , flight, mechanics and simulation, aircraft loads, structure calculations and tests, and certifications.
He has worked for leading aircraft companies like Grob Aerospace, EADS and Dornier.
PC-Aero offers consulting services to companies like: Solar Impulse, Quest Aircraft, Diamond Aircraft (Austria and Canada) and DLR Germany, Calin Gologan is the designer of the two-seater Pretty Flight aircraft, certified in Germany in the ultralight class.


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