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Solar Powered Plane Touches Down at DFW Airport, Completing the Longest Leg of Its Historic, Cross Country Journey

Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport is welcoming the arrival of Solar Impulse to the Dallas Fort Worth region. The world’s most advanced solar airplane, powered totally by the sun, has arrived at Dallas Fort Worth on the second leg of its historic journey across America.

DFW Airport is proud to introduce the region to this innovative solar airplane. The single-person aircraft stretches 210 feet from wing to wing, is 72-feet long and 23 feet high. It uses no fuel and emits no pollution. Its founders created Solar Impulse to showcase the potential of solar power and the importance of using clean technologies to reduce our society’s dependence on fossil energies. DFW Airport shares this mission, having long been recognized as a leader among airports worldwide in sustainability and reducing energy consumption.

In hosting Solar Impulse, DFW Airport is also upholding its own continued partnership across the aviation industry, which also includes NASA, FAA and other industry partners.

Solar Impulse is embarking on a mission to fly across America. The journey began on May 1st in San Francisco. Solar Impulse made its first stop at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on May 4th before completing the longest leg of its journey to DFW International Airport. Solar Impulse will make three more stops as it heads next to St. Louis, Missouri, then Washington, D.C. before completing its journey in New York.

Solar Impulse flies at an average speed of 40-miles an hour and is extremely delicate. It is also limited to flying in very specific weather conditions, which make predicting its exact flight schedule virtually impossible. However, it is expected to stay at DFW Airport for several days with an opportunity for the public to view it up close and meet its crew. For more information, please visit www.solarimpulse.com.

(re)defining DFW International Airport

DFW International Airport’s $2.3 billion Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program (TRIP) is (re)defining first class for this global gateway. For the latest details regarding TRIP, log on to www.dfwairport.com/redefine.

About DFW International Airport

Located halfway between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW International Airport is the world's fourth busiest, offering 1,900 flights per day and serving 58 million passengers a year. DFW provides nonstop service to 149 domestic and 52 international destinations worldwide. For seven consecutive years, DFW has ranked among the top ten large airports worldwide for customer service in surveys conducted by Airports Council International. For the latest news, real-time flight information, parking availability or further details regarding the many services provided at DFW International Airport, visit www.dfwairport.com or download the Official DFW Airport Mobile App for iOS, Android or Blackberry devices.

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