Our Project and Enviroment

The All electric Aircraft

The e-Sling focus project aims to revolutionize aviation and pave the way for green aviation.

As a project in the mobility of the future, we want to initiate far-reaching changes in the world and help shape them ourselves.

UN Sustainability Goals

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals came into force on January 1, 2016. The stated goal is to ensure sustainable development on a social, economic and ecological level.

The ETH focus project e-Sling is particularly concerned with the following goals:


Healthy living for all

The goal of ensuring a healthy life for all people of all ages and promoting their well-being is made possible by the electrification of aviation. In addition to ending CO2 emissions in aviation, noise emissions will be reduced by up to 75%. This is an important effect, especially in the take-off phase of the aircraft, which will soon benefit many local residents.

Sustainable cities and settlements

Green mobility is an important factor in making cities sustainable. Worldwide air travel will increase by 4.1% in 2019. Only Corona was able to bring about a downturn after setting new records year after year. Cities around the world have felt direct consequences.

Halting climate change

The original title of this objective is: Take immediate action to combat climate change and its effects. Not only are we paving the way with our research into green, CO2-free aviation, but we are already setting new standards with today's technology.

Strengthening implementation resources and global partnership

Strengthen implementation resources and breathe new life into the global partnership for sustainable development. e-Sling began with a partnership between the inspire Institute of ETH Zurich, Switzerland and Sling Aircraft, South Africa. In the meantime, partnerships with companies such as Airmaster, New Zealand, ABB, 12ahead, CiA, Germany, and others have emerged. This global network shows the way to the future and proves that we are working together worldwide.

Excerpt of the UN goals

3.9 By 2030, substantially reduce the number of
deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil
pollution and contamination.

11.2. By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable,
accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, ….

13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction ….

17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular
regional and international cooperation on and access to science,
technology and innovation and enhance knowledge sharing on mutually
agreed terms, including through improved coordination among existing
mechanisms, in particular at the United Nations level, and through a
global technology facilitation mechanism

17.17 Encourage and promote effective public,
public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the
experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships

What else can e-Sling achieve

The basic study for the e-Sling project, the jethec aircraft concept won the CIRP Design Challenge in South Africa. The bachelor thesis of Nicolai Solenthaler and Alexander Weiser was able to prevail against numerous competitors in the Kruger National Park at the challenge on Wildlife Surveillance. The jurors were convinced by the quiet, environmentally friendly drive train and recognized the great potential of electroaviation in game reserves, especially in the Kruger National Park. The aircraft, which can be easily charged with solar modules, will be less disturbing to wildlife on its flights. In addition, poachers will not hear the quiet aircraft. So they can be better spotted from the air and later transferred.

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