As part of the project "By the Creative Path to Practical Knowledge", which was going on from February to June under the mentorship of assist. Vanja Čok PhD. (LECAD Laboratory), development engineer Aljaž Pelicon (Pipistrel) and software engineer Črt Gorup (Pipistrel), the students from three Universities:
-the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Ljubljana: Tine Černač, Andraž Papež, Erik Rojec, Jaka Križ and Luka Šparovec,
-the University of Computer and Information Science: Rok Grmek and Jaka Kordež,
-and a student of Industrial Design at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Robert Cetina in cooperation with Pipistrel developed the prototype of the first electric charging station for airplanes.
The goal of the project was the production and installation of a (public) charging station for electric airplanes, because the need for a stationary type of charging has been shown when charging electric aircraft in practice.
Today, 30.8., the electric charging station was officially launched at the Pipistrel company and used to charge an electric aircraft Alpha Electro. The project was co-financed by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport and the European Union from the European Social Fund.