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Cairo Welcomes Solar Powered Plane

Pilot André Borscherg, operating Solar Impulse 2, reached his destination, Cairo in mid-July after a 50-hour and 30-minute flight from Seville. The innovative technology transforms 17,248 solar cells into the energy required to fuel the

aircraft that weights 2.3 tonnes and has a wingspan of 72m.

A press conference was held under the auspices of the national tourism authority and the ministry to welcome the historic plane which travels at an average speed of 75km/h at a maximum altitude of 8.535m.

"We look forward to welcome our tourists aboard solar powered planes in the near future," declared Mohamed Yehia Rashed, tourism minister, Egypt.