Tag: Pipistrel

EASA Issues World’s First Type Certificate for Fully Electric Plane

Reading Time: < 1 minute After over a decade of research and development, Pipistrel, a small aircraft designer and manufacturer, has made a breakthrough in a new aviation – electric aviation. Battery powered aircraft Pipistrel Velis Electro has been issued type certification by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). This is the first type certification worldwide of a fully […]

Hydrogen-Powered Aircraft Takes to Sky in Germany

Reading Time: 2 minutes The world’s first four-seat passenger plane powered solely by hydrogen has taken to the sky from Stuttgart Airport in Germany. The HY4 aircraft, developed by a team from the German Aerospace Center, uses electricity from a hydrogen fuel cell system to power an electrical motor. The only waste product is water and as long as […]

Pipistrel Showcases Hybrid Pantera

Reading Time: < 1 minute Pipistrel of Slovenia is at AERO Friedrichshafen in Germany showing off the first hybrid airplane in general aviation, the Hybrid Pantera born as a result of its Hypstair project. The sleek four-seater is powered by a Siemens 200 kW electric motor and a Rotax 914 turbocharged gasoline engine that is used to drive the electric […]