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Solar Impulse 2 completes historic round-the-world trip: Incredible welcome for pilots in Abu Dhabi (Watch)

Solar Impulse 2 completes historic round-the-world trip: Incredible welcome for pilots in Abu Dhabi (Watch)

Solar Impulse 2 has completed a 40,000-km journey in 17 legs. It has taken more than 500 hours of flying over the Arabian Sea, India, Myanmar, China, the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, the US, southern Europe and North Africa.

Historic solar flight marks first round-the-world journey

Historic solar flight marks first round-the-world journey

The world's first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun's energy made history today as it landed in Abu Dhabi, where it first took off on an epic 40,000 kilometre journey that began more than a year ago.

Watch: Sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 lands in Pennsylvania!

Watch: Sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 lands in Pennsylvania!

The sun-powered single-seater aircraft, piloted by Swiss explorer Bertrand Piccard reached its destination at 8:49 pm CDT after a near 17-hour flight from Dayton, Ohio.

Solar-powered plane to soar again on round-the-world flight

Solar-powered plane to soar again on round-the-world flight

The solar-powered plane, which stores energy in batteries for when the sun is not shining, will stop in New York before a transatlantic flight to Europe.

Facebook open to solar plane-based internet services in India

Social media giant Facebook is interested in testing internet services through solar-powered plane in India and other telecom connectivity technologies it is developing.

Solar plane completes first intercontinental flight

A solar-powered plane that took off on the world’s first intercontinental flight has landed in the Moroccan capital Rabat after flying across the Strait of Gibraltar from Spain.

Solar plane to make first cross-continent flight

The world`s largest solar-powered plane, Swiss-made Solar Impulse, will take its first-ever cross-continent flight in May or June.

Swiss solar plane takes off for 1st international flight

The aircraft is expected to take about 12 hours to complete the journey to Brussels Airport.

‘Eternal’ solar plane Zephyr confirmed record-breaker

Aeronautique Internationale (FAI), gave Zephyr three records including longest time aloft.

Solar plane sets out on historic flight

A solar-powered plane has begun a 24hr historic test flight by flying through the night.

Solar plane`s flight delayed by technical problems

An attempt to fly Solar Impulse, through night powered by the Sun is deferred.

Solar-powered plane set for pioneering night flight

The prototype of a Swiss bid to fly around the world on solar energy is set to take to the skies.

Solar-powered plane makes successful maiden flight

At the pace of a fast bicycle, a solar-powered plane took to the skies for its
maiden flight, passing an important test on the way to a historic voyage around the world, a journey that would not use a drop of fuel.