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To Russia, From Abu Dhabi: The Next Episode Trip Report

If you haven’t read my post on Frequent Miler on how I got ducked by British Airways, be sure to check it out. I will have the last laugh, don’t you worry about that. With one trip ruined, I had to plot another one, one that was more...Show More Summary

Ai Weiwei, Liu Bolin, and More Explore the ‘Invisible Threads’ of Technology

NYU Abu Dhabi’s fall exhibition features Ai Weiwei, Addie Wagenknecht and other heavy-hitting new media artists’ critiques of technology.

How a solar-powered plane made it around the world without a drop of fuel

Solar Impulse 2 is a solar-powered airplane. It has a greater wingspan than a 747 but only the weight of a car. This morning, it landed in Abu Dhabi, completing a flight around the world without using a drop of fuel.

Etihad Doubling Number of First Apartment Seats to the U.S.

A month ago I wrote about outstanding first class award availability on Etihad and walked through the routes between the US and Abu Dhabi that had award space for at least 2 passengers. And then three weeks ago I highlighted outstanding...Show More Summary

World’s First Solar-Powered Plane Circles The Globe In Historic Flight

In a boon for clean energy, the first round-the-world flight fueled only by solar power made history Tuesday, touching down in Abu Dhabi. The plane, called Solar Impulse 2, had amassed a 25,000-mile journey that began over a year ago. Show More Summary

Entrepreneur Pilots Complete Solar-Powered Plane Journey Around the World

Solar Impulse project's Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard land in Abu Dhabi after a 505-day trip.

Solar Impulse 2 makes final landing in Abu Dhabi

The Solar Impulse 2 plane has landed in Abu Dhabi more than a year after its initial take off, completing the first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun's energy. (July 26)        

Solar Impulse 2 touches down in Abu Dhabi to complete its round-the-world trip

Four continents, 24,800 miles, and more than 500 days later, Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg are back where they started. The pair of Swiss pilots completed their round-the-world tour in the Solar Impulse 2 today, landing in Abu Dhabi early this morning. Show More Summary

This solar-powered plane FINALLY made it around The world

Solar Impulse's voyage started in March 2015, and just over a year later, the plane landed back where it first took off in Abu Dhabi. Video provided by Newsy        

Pirelli confirms Brazil, Abu Dhabi compounds

Pirelli has outlined its compound nominations for the Brazilian and Abu Dhabi Grands Prix. For the Interlagos round, the…

Etihad Adding Second Daily A380 Flight To New York JFK

Etihad has just announced that they'll be launching a second daily A380 flight between New York JFK and Abu Dhabi as of June 1, 2017. While Emirates ordered a total of 142 A380s, Etihad has only ordered 10, meaning the number of A380 destinations will be much more limited. Show More Summary

Solar Impulse zero-fuel plane lands in Abu Dhabi, completing historic round-the-world trip - CNET

After 18 months, Solar Impulse's sun-powered circumnavigation is complete, as the pilot hails a "new era in aviation."

Solar Impulse successfully completes solar-powered flight around the world

Today, Solar Impulse 2 completed its epic round-the-world journey, powered only by the sun’s energy. Swiss pilot and initiator Bertrand Piccard landed the experimental solar-powered aircraft in Abu Dhabi after 48 hours in flight from Cairo, Egypt—the 17th and final leg of an adventure that began more than a year ago. Show More Summary

Historic Solar Flight Marks First Round-The-World Journey

4 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

The world's first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun's energy made history on Tuesday as it landed in Abu Dhabi, where it first took off on an epic 25,000-mile (40,000-kilometer) journey that began more than a year ago.

Solar plane circles globe in first for clean energy

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - A solar-powered aircraft successfully completed the first fuel-free flight around the world on Tuesday, returning to Abu Dhabi after an epic 16-month voyage that demonstrated the potential of renewable energy.

Solar plane's arrival highlights UAE's clean-energy push

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates might not seem like an obvious spot to begin and end a globe-spanning flight promoting renewable energy. Abu Dhabi's government-backed Masdar, which was part of the winning...Show More Summary

Solar Impulse 2 flies into the history books with completion of circumnavigation

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

To the squeal of bagpipes and the beating of drums, Solar Impulse 2 today completed its round-the-world voyage right back where it began in Abu Dhabi. At 8:05 pm EDT (July 26 00:05 GMT), the single-seater experimental aircraft alighted...Show More Summary

Solar Flight Just Made History

The world's first around-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun's energy made history Tuesday as it landed in Abu Dhabi, where it first took off on an epic 25,000-mile journey that began more than a year ago, reports the AP. Since its March 2015 takeoff, the Swiss-engineered...

Solar-powered plane circles globe, returns to UAE

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A solar-powered aircraft successfully completed the first fuel-free flight around the world on Tuesday, returning to Abu Dhabi after an epic 16-month voyage and demonstrating the potential of renewable energy. The plane, Solar Impulse 2, touched down in the United Arab Emirates capital at 0005 GMT...

Sun-Powered Solar Impulse 2 Plane Finishes Round-The-World Flight

The sun-powered zero-fuel Solar Impulse 2 (SI-2) plane landed in Abu Dhabi, finishing its round-the-world journey, it was reported Tuesday.

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