OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This episode of A.M.BestTV examines global reinsurer Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Ltd.’s (Swiss Re) insuring and sponsoring of Solar Impulse II, a sun-powered airplane, as it circles the globe. Click on http://www.ambest.com/v.asp?v=solarplane915 to view the entire program.
The reinsurer says the experimental project highlights issues of risk, innovation and sustainability.
“Solar Impulse 2 is a very exciting project. It is trying to make history by being the first plane to circle the world powered only by the sun,” said Rudi Flunger, head of regions & specialty, Swiss Re. “Swiss Re is the sole insurer of the plane, pilot and third party. The plane is valued at CHF$12.5 million.”
The airplane has a wing span of a 747, but is as light as a family car, with the power of a small motorcycle. The airplane successfully flew from Japan to Hawaii in five days and will resume its around-the-world trip in spring 2016.
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