Solar Impulse across America

Solar Impulse Across America

Solar Impulse, the first-ever aircraft capable of using solar energy to fly both day and night, has successfully crossed America and Schindler is a main partner. Stay up to date with the Schindler Solar Impulse app, now available for iPhone as well as Android phones.

Solar Impulse lands in New York

On Saturday, July 6, with André Borschberg at the controls, Solar Impulse took off from Washington Dulles International Airport and flew to New York John F. Kennedy International Airport. This final leg marks the historic achievement of the coast-to-coast Across America flights, which started May 3rd in San Francisco, with an airplane capable of flying day and night without fuel, powered exclusively by solar energy.

Schindler's In-Flight Interview with the Pilot

Watch a clip below of Schindler's in-flight interview with the Solar Impulse pilot while enroute to New York.

Across America

Solar Impulse, the first airplane capable of flying day and night using only solar energy, made its debut in the United States in May of this year.  It crossed America, starting on the West Coast in California and ending on the East Coast in New York.  It stopped in Phoenix, Dallas, St. Louis and Washington, D.C. along the way. The ultimate goal for Solar Impulse is to fly around the world powered by solar energy.

Schindler, a main partner of Solar Impulse, has engineers embedded in the most innovative clean-mobility project existing today. Schindler engineers have access to technology capable of harnessing the sustainable energies needed to wean the world off fossil fuels.