Swiss solar powered aircraft completes first round the world flight
Solar Impulse flying to Abu Dhabi over gulf arabic
It's the first aircraft to circumnavigate the globe without using any jet fuel in its mission is to promote the use of renewable energy.
Solar Impulse 2 Touching down in Abu Dhabi
Bertrand Piccard piloted the plane for a final 48-hour flight, from the Egyptian capital Cairo to the UAE.
Solar Impulse Airplane - Landing in Abu Dhabi
He landed at Al Bateen airport at 2am, where he had set off on 9 March 2015 for a journey of over 42,000 kilometers, which he shared with Swiss entrepreneur Andre Borschberg .
"The future is clean. The future is you. The future is now. Let's take it further,'' Mr Piccard said, arriving into Abu Dhabi to cheers and applause.
Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg greeted with cheers and applause
Weighing 1.5 tonnes but as large as a Boeing 747, the SI2 flew at an average speed of 80 km / h thanks to batteries that store solar energy captured by some 17,000 solar cells on its wings.
Distance covered: 43'041 km
Flight Hours | Number of Days: 558 hours et 6 minutes | 23 Days
Solar Enegy Produced: 11'655 kWh
Number Route Simulation: 17'848