Student Competition Awards 2016

Project Hybris

Student team: Andrea Bernasconi, Fabio Biondani, Luca Capoferri, Alberto Favier, Carmen Velarde Lopez de Ayala (Erasmus)
Lorenzo Trainelli, Carlo E. D. Riboldi
RAeS E-Conditions Fixed-Wing Design Challenge 2015-2016
Competition type:
International design competition (open to all)
Royal Aeronautical Society
1st place


Hybris is a new general aviation aircraft concept for a 4-seat hybrid-electrc airplane, aiming at demonstrating innovative technologies for drastic chemical and noise pollution reduction, while maintaining competitiveness in terms of operating costs and flight performance. The key element of innovation in the design is the use of structural batteries, i.e. multifunctional composites that can store energy and sustain mechanical loads, which represent a cutting-edge technology likely to unfold its potential  in the field of aeronautics.


  1. Machuca F., “La batería permite grandes reducciones de peso en nuestro avión híbrido”, ABS Sevilla, November 7, 2016 [newspaper article].
  2. “Il Politecnico vola in alto grazie al team Hybris”, Storie Polimi, Politecnico di Milano, November 7, 2016 [online article].
  3. Turani I., “Decolla da Brembate Sopra l’idea per l’aereo del futuro”, L’Eco di Bergamo, December 14, 2016 [newspaper article, online article].


  1. Bernasconi A., Biondani F., Capoferri L., Favier A., Velarde Lopez de Ayala C., Gualdoni F., Riboldi C. E. D., Trainelli L., “Velivolo con Batterie Elettriche, in Particolare Velivolo Ibrido (Aircraft with Electric Battery, in Particular Hybrid Aircraft)”, Italian Patent Application No. 102016000114808, filed on November 14, 2016.
  2. Bernasconi A., Capoferri L., Riboldi C. E. D., Trainelli L., “Hybris – An Innovative Concept for Future General Aviation”, 13th Pegasus-AIAA Student Conference, Berlin, Germany, April 5-7, 2017.
  3. Bernasconi A., Biondani F., Capoferri L., Favier A., Velarde Lopez de Ayala C., Riboldi C. E. D., Trainelli L., "Conceptual Design of a Structural-Battery Hybrid-Electric Aircraft", XXIV Congresso Nazionale AIDAA, Palermo-Enna, Italy, September 18-22, 2017.

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