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FAI: Solar Impulse 2 aircraft completed first round-the world flight and writes aviation history

Lausanne, Switzerland - The Federation has received 19 world record claims from the Team since the beginning of the adventure

After over 12 years of research and design, Swiss pioneers Bertrand Piccard (Initiator, Chairman and Pilot) and André Borschberg (Co-founder and CEO and Pilot) finished the first round-the-world solar aircraft flight, powered only by the sun with no fuel or polluting emissions. After 17 months since the first departure in March 2015 in Abu Dhabi (UAE), they landed at its original take-off point at...

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