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  • OPINION: Can Solar Impulse 2 really inspire change?


    ​In this age of intercontinental travel, the setting of aviation records may seem like a throwback to a bygone era. But there remain boundaries to push, and Solar ­Impulse’s bid to set new endurance standards for solar powered, no-fuel flying is impressive and important.


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  • Solar Impulse: One stage down, 11 to go


    Solar Impulse 2 is back on the ground, having arrived at Muscat, Oman, on completion of the first leg of its 12-stop,...


  • Low power: Seven aircraft that flew on solar cells and muscle


    As Solar Impulse 2 sets off on its long-awaited circumnavigation "without a drop of fuel", we look at some of the...


  • Solar Impulse 2 completes 12h training flight


    ​Only days before launching a historic, round-the-world flight, the Solar Impulse 2 staged a 12h test flight on 26...


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  • OPINION: Can Solar Impulse 2 really inspire change?

    News | 13 Mar 2015 12:51 | Flight International

    ​In this age of intercontinental travel, the setting of aviation records may seem like a throwback to a bygone era. But there remain boundaries to push, and Solar ­Impulse’s bid to set new endurance standards for solar powered, no-fuel flying is impressive and important.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OPINION-Can-Solar-Impulse-2-really-inspire-change-410141/
  • ANALYSIS: Record-setting Solar Impulse is off to a strong start

    News | 12 Mar 2015 10:39 | Dan Thisdell

    ​As an aviation record-setting machine, Solar Impulse 2 is off to a good start.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Record-setting-Solar-Impulse-is-off-to-a-strong-start-410037/
  • Solar Impulse: India calls with second leg success

    News | 11 Mar 2015 09:55 | Dan Thisdell

    It’s two down and 10 to go for Solar Impulse 2 and its round-the-world solar-powered mission – after crossing the Arabian Sea to reach Ahmedabad, India after a 16h, 790nm (1,465km) second leg from Muscat, Oman.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Solar-Impulse-India-calls-with-second-leg-success-409984/
  • Solar Impulse: One stage down, 11 to go

    News | 10 Mar 2015 10:34 | Dan Thisdell

    Solar Impulse 2 is back on the ground, having arrived at Muscat, Oman, on completion of the first leg of its 12-stop, round-the-world flight.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Solar-Impulse-One-stage-down-11-to-go-409928/
  • VIDEO: Solar Impulse 2 aloft on first stage of round-world voyage

    News | 09 Mar 2015 10:44 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Solar Impulse, the Swiss-based initiative to demonstrate the power of advanced technologies to tackle global energy challenges, has finally begun its bid to fly round the world on solar power alone, taking off from Abu Dhabi at 0712 local time this morning for a 12hr, 400km first leg to Muscat, Oman.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/VIDEO-Solar-Impulse-2-aloft-on-first-stage-of-round-world-voyage-409908/
  • Solar Impulse poised to open book on round-world adventure

    News | 06 Mar 2015 17:50 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Five years after their ambitious solar powered flight project first got airborne, Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg have entered final preparations for the first leg of a five month, 12-stage journey around the world from Abu Dhabi.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Solar-Impulse-poised-to-open-book-on-round-world-adventure-409880/