A project like the Breitling Orbiter 3 requires considerable organization. Compared with the two previous flights, still greater efforts and investments have been made to provide more backup. The unit set up by Breitling includes an aviation expert, a former executive with the Swiss civil aviation authorities, who is in charge of supervising the aeronautical aspect of the project.
Breitling Orbiter 3 was built in Bristol (UK) by Cameron Balloons, the world's largest hot-air balloon manufacturer.
The logistic organization of the project has been entrusted to Noble Adventures, headed by chief of mission Alan Noble. It will be up to him, his team and that of Meteo Suisse to provide pilots Brian Jones and Bertrand Piccard with as precise information as possible throughout the flight.
The departure is organized with the support of the Château-D'Oex authorities and Tourist Office, and above all the spontaneous participation of many volunteers.