Erik Lindbergh, founder of the Creative Solutions Alliance (CSA) and grandson of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, awarded the first Lindbergh Electric Aircraft Prizes (LEAP) at the World Electric Aircraft Symposium at AirVenture. LEAP is a suite of prizes that recognizes contributions to the development of practical electric flight, according to Lindbergh. LEAP awarded a total of $25,000 in prize money, an amount equal to the Orteig prize that was won by Charles Lindbergh for his 1927 solo crossing of the Atlantic Ocean.
Prize for the Best Electric Aircraft was awarded to Yuneec in recognition of its accomplishments in the design and engineering of the E430. Best Electric Aircraft Sub-System or Component Technology was awarded to Sonex for the design and engineering of the eFlight Initiative electric propulsion system architecture, while the Individual Achievement Award was awarded to Axel Lange for his development of the Antares 20E, which is the world’s first certified production electric aircraft.
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