Solar Impulse Mobile Hangar
FLY IN is official SPECIALIZED PARTNER of the Solar Impulse project, for which it has created the ultra-light aircraft’s mobile hangar.
This is probably an absolute first in the field of inflatable structures: building the mobile hangar for Solar Impulse, the Swiss ultra-light aircraft powered which travels around the world powered by solar energy. An extraordinary adventure on the frontier of what’s possible, a hard test on the edge of technology and human bravery…
The Solar Impulse mobile hangar project started in 2009 when, against all odds and expectations, FLY IN’s idea of building a hangar based on inflatable and assembled modules in a very short time beat any competing idea, until the granting of the mandate to FLY IN by Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg.
‘The idea was to overturn the concept: it was not a matter for this plane, with its long wings, to enter into the hangar, but to build a hangar capable of growing around the plane’.
PARTNER: Cardinali Group