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10 April 2014

Discover the new Solar Impulse 2 plane with Altran

To commemorate the official unveiling of the Solar Impulse 2, Altran is offering viewers the opportunity to discover new plane in a special "behind-the-scenes" edition of "Career", the group's web TV show, that will be broadcast on altran.tv on Thursday, 10 April 2014 at midday GMT. The programme will also be available in replay.

The Solar Impulse 2 web TV special, presented by Julien Esposito, Group Employer Brand Director at Altran, will enable viewers to experience the Solar Impulse 2 adventure in the company of the Group’s three experts on the project, Christophe Béesau, Javier Soto and German Porras Alonso de Celada, and will feature:


Discover the event and everything leading up to it from behind the scenes in the presence of the two Solar Impulse pilots and co-founders, Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg.


Get an insight into the technological challenges confronting Solar Impulse 2: How was the plane designed? What type of technologies were required to enable the solar plane to meet this extraordinary challenge of completing a night and day round-the-world flight, on solar power alone? 

Guided tour

Take an exclusive guided tour of the plane hosted by the two pilots.

About Altran

Altran is a leading global provider of high-tech engineering services. For over 30 years, we have been defined by our passion for innovation.

As a trusted partner of organisations throughout the rail, automotive, aerospace, defence, energy and telecoms sectors, we enable our clients to work smarter in developing, deploying and maintaining leading-edge systems and products.

Altran is an Official Engineering Partner of the ground-breaking Solar Impulse project and a Technical Partner of Lotus F1 Team.

In the UK, we have offices in Bath, Bristol, Derby, London, Slough and Warwick. Additionally, a significant number of our engineering consultants and project teams are located at our clients' sites. Globally, Altran has more than 24,000 'Innovation Makers' in more than 20 countries, and 500 major clients.