BERTRAND PICCARD

  • Solar Impulse-2 aircraft lands in Varanasi after 2-hour delay in immigration clearance in Ahmedabad March 18, 2015

    Varanasi: The world's only 'zero-fuel' aircraft 'Solar Impulse-2' on Wednesday landed in Varanasi for an overnight stopover after its pilot held the Ahmedababd 'administration' responsible for the delay in departure from the city for want of customs and immigration clearance. Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard, who had flown the airplane from Muscat...
  • Solar-powered plane will make a stop over in Ahmedabad tonight March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The solar-powered plane which is on a five-month long record breaking trip around the world, will land in India on Tuesday night. Solar Impulse, claimed to be the world's only solar-powered aircraft, will make a stop over in Ahmedabad. "Solar Impulse will take off from Abu Dhabi in the...
  • Solarpowered plane wraps first leg of flight across US May 5, 2013

    The flight from San Fransisco to Phoenix took 18 hours and 18 minutes on Saturday and didn't use a drop of fuel. A solarpowered airplane that developers hope eventually to pilot around the world landed safely in Phoenix on the first leg of an attempt to fly across the...
  • World's first 'solar plane' to fly across US April 3, 2013

    Houston: A first of its kind ultralightweight plane powered completely by the sun is set to fly coasttocoast this spring. The Solar Impulse plane will stop in Dallas city in Texas during its historic crosscountry journey that begins on May 1, 2013 its creators announced on Tuesday. The plane, which...
  • Fly green with a solarpowered plane November 6, 2007

    Switzerland: With the number of airline passengers worldwide expected to triple by 2030, the environmental costs of flying are also set to soar in proportion. But now, Swiss inventors are developing a solar plane. The 90million dollar enterprise, Solar Impulse, is the plane which they hope will be able to fly...