With much gratitude, André promised himself that he would dedicate his efforts to providing the means required to enable educative actions for the most needy.
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is a Swiss entrepreneur, explorer, pilot and speaker. He is the co-founder and Chairman of H55, a Swiss company developing electric propulsion for the aviation industry to make air transport clean, quiet and safe. He is also the co-founder of the Solar Impulse project, the first ever round-the-world solar flight, successfully completed in July 2016.
During the Japan-to-Hawaii leg, André broke the world record for longest solo flight in an airplane of any kind: 117 hours and 52 minutes, breaking Steve Fossett's 2006 record. Before that, on 7 July 2010, André completed the first 24-hour solar powered flight. The flight set records for the longest manned solar-powered flight and the greatest height reached by a manned solar aircraft.