Great news for fans of the planet, a solar powered plane has completed a 24 hour flight, flying through the night without comsuming a drop of fossil fuel.
The ultra light aircraft named The Zephyr, which can rise to incredible heights and travels faster than a tortoise is, according to its builders, an example of the future of commercial passenger air travel. Though the current version need a push from its pilot’s mates in order to build up enough speed for takeoff future versions will be propelled into the air from from a giant peashooter, the propellant force being provided by a Jeremy Clarkson driven Range Rover. Once airborne however the Zephyr lives up to its name by displaying its ability to fly in a stable and controlled manner in winds of up to 6 mph.
The best news for developers, technology firm Quinitic, is that the first commercial order has already been placed.
Ryanair have bought a fleet of 20.