26 July 2016 Partnership
Round-the-World flight pays off for Solar Impulse and Altran, long-standing partner of the project
Altran, global leader in innovation and high-tech engineering consulting, has been actively supporting Solar Impulse since 2003. The solar aircraft's round-the-world flight has come to a successful end in Abu Dhabi, after 17 legs and almost 25,000 miles (40,000 km). Pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg thus flew around the world for the first time in an aircraft powered exclusively by solar energy.