OSTIV (International Scientific and Technical Soaring Organisation) prize was awarded to Luka Znidarsic, for his contribution to develop a simple electric powered propulsion system.

FES is winner of Lindbergh Prize

In the category of the Best Electric Propulsiom there were many new developments here at AERO. In the judging, our experts gave strong consideration to the commercialization and scalability potential of the systems reviewed. The finalists are:

• The LZ Design FES (Front Electric Selflaunch/Sustainer) system.

• The Rapid 200 Fuel Cell propulsion system from Polytechnic Torino.

 The winner is: The LZ Design FES system

The LEAP website arguments the choice with the following words:

This system is a unique application of electric power that is something really new on the scene. Besides being available on the LAK sailplanes, the system is also commercially available to other builders and is already featured on the Alisport Silent 2 Electro self-launching sailplane. The folding propeller is a novel design that enhances flying safety with “one button” instant power and very low drag when in the stowed position.

In another two categories the winners were:

In category for Best Electric Airplane winner was The Pipistrel Taurus Electro
In category for Outstanding Achievement Award winner was Solar Impulse

Some photos from event:

FES double winner

From 17.5.-18.5.  FES was presented  on 2nd International Exhibition of Inventions in Ljubljana. There was presented more than 100 innovations, from 70 companies and 8 countries, and FES became double winner! We receive next prizes:

1. Grand prix for best invention of exhibition
2. IFIA cup for best invention from International Federation of Inventors Associations

Some photos from event with awarded cups and diplomas

Here you can find list of awarded innovations
Report about event (Slovenian language only)