Solar Impulse 2 will return to Abu Dhabi

The solar-powered aircraft is set to become the first aircraft to orbit the globe without using fossil fuels

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Solar Impulse 2 will return to Abu Dhabi
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  July 14, 2016

The solar-powered aircraft, Solar Impulse 2, is set to take its final flight back to Abu Dhabi.

Solar Impulse 2, which is attempting to become the first plane to orbit the globe with using fossil fuels, touched down in Egypt on Wednesday morning, thereafter Cairo will be its 16th stop being landing in Abu Dhabi.

The aircraft left Spain for Egypt on 11 July, flying over the Gemasolar solar thermal power plant, which is located 60km to the west of Seville.  

Yousef Baselaib, senior adviser to the CEO of Masdar, the renewable energy company in Abu Dhabi and the official host part of Solar Impulse 2, said: "Solar Impulse's arrival in Egypt is further proof that clean energy is a viable technology in the realisation of a more sustainable future."

Solar Impulse 2 began its journey from Abu Dhabi in March 2015, making multiple stops across the world, including Oman, India and China.

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