The team from the University of Stuttgart won with the HyBird design – an aircraft with high wing configuration with a Coanda flap system, a V-tail, and conventional fuselage. The jury rated the choice of a hybrid propulsion system with two turbines for power generation and the option of switching off a system during cruising as a very innovative approach to energy efficiency. This opens up the possibility of low consumption, especially at cruising speed. A ‘battery boost’ of up to 180 kilowatts enable a fully electric take-off. The students also reduced noise emissions through the position and size of the drives. The members of the jury were also impressed by the students’ realistic calculations for operating costs, and ideas for easily converting a commuter aircraft to a cargo configuration were the cherry on top.