Solar Impulse

Solar plane lands in Abu Dhabi after record-setting world journey

Solar Impulse 2 became the first solar-powered aircraft to circle the globe when it touched down in Abu Dhabi early Tuesday, the mission's team said.

Solar Impulse feat may fuel progress in aviation, experts say

The world trip of the Solar Impulse 2 airplane is not the dawn of sun-powered commercial air travel, but it has fuelled innovations in aviation and other areas, according to engineering experts....

Solar Impulse 2 leaves Cairo on final leg to Abu Dhabi

Solar Impulse 2 took off early Sunday for Abu Dhabi on the 17th and last leg of its around-the-world journey, after an unexpected delay in Cairo due to bad weather.

Solar plane takes off on penultimate leg of round-the-world trip

Solar Impulse 2 has taken flight across the Mediterranean Sea from southern Spain to Cairo, on the penultimate leg of its around-the-world journey.

Sun-powered plane takes off for trans-Atlantic leg of global trip

The Solar Impulse 2 took off from New York City on Monday for a sun-powered flight across the Atlantic Ocean expected to take 90 hours, beginning the next leg of its pilots' attempt to...

Solar Impulse lands in California after three-day Pacific crossing

Solar Impulse 2, the single-seat solar-powered plane on a round-the-world flight, landed late Saturday in California after a three-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Hawaii.