Opening General Session

Monday, 22 May
09:00 – 10:00
Congress Centre, Room B

Join EBAA and NBAA at the Opening General Session to hear from several distinguished guests, including Brandon Mitchener, CEO of EBAA and Ed Bolen, president and CEO of NBAA.

Bertrand Piccard
Chairman of the Solar Impulse project

Bertrand Piccard, chairman of the Solar Impulse project, adventurer, pioneer and the first to fly a solar-powered aircraft around the world, will motivate attendees the EBACE2017 Opening General Session. Piccard, along with Solar Impulse’s co-founder Andre Borschberg, and their team, developed the first zero-fuel airplane capable of flying day or night. Solar Impulse 1 completed its first test flight in 2009, and conducted several long-distance flights before the Solar Impulse 2 completed a round-the-world solar flight in 2016. Learn more about Piccard and Solar Impulse.