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Solar Impulse 2 arrives at Seville

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Solar Impulse 2 touched down on runway 27 at Seville at 7:38 LT the 23th of June, thus completing the first Atlantic crossing with a solar-powered aircraft, escorted by two Spanish Air Force Eurofighters and the Spanish "Patrulla Águila" aerobatic team.
Bertrand Piccard was the pilot for the New York to Seville segment, which was one of the longest flights of the world tour, lasting over 70 hours.
According to Piccard, everyone involved in this project hopes that the flight symbolized the flight from the "old world" to the "new world".

The Solar Impulse project was born in Switzerland in 2003, led by Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg. There have been two aicraft built, HB-SIA and the current Solar Impulse 2, HB-SIB. 
Solar Impulse 2 has a wingspan of 72 met…