Pipistrel, the world’s leading developer and producer of advanced micro-light, LSA aircraft and self-launching gliders has completed the 800th aircraft from the Sinus/Virus family, adding up to more than 1500 different aircraft produced over 27 years.

June 2016: Pipistrel produces aircraft no.800!

Pipistrel is proud to announce that recently aircraft no.800 from the Sinus/Virus family was completed. The aircraft will be shipped to the other side of the globe – to Argentina!
This occasion was an opportunity for the Pipistrel team of over 100 members to take a photo next to the aircraft:

Pipistrel Team at the aircraft no.800

This time we are even more proud because the representatives of the customer traveled from the other side of the world to join us at this event!
Mr. André Hediger and Mr. Ernesto M. Hayes – “Teto”,  were eager to accept the keys from the representatives of Pipistrel at the company’s HQ facility in Ajdovščina.

Left to right:
Mr. Boris Velikonja, Pipistrel Head of production;
Mr. Ernesto M. Hayes – Teto and  
Mr. André Hediger of Aeroatelier, Pipistrel representatives for Argentina;
and Mr. Tadej Hozic, Pipistrel product Manager

Pipistrel d.o.o. Ajdovščina: Designer and producer of advanced light aircraft and green means of propulsion

Pipistrel is the market leader of efficient aircraft design and innovative electric and hybrid aircraft propulsion, with achievements such as: world’s first fully electric 2-seat aircraft, world’s first electric 4-seat aircraft and first aircraft available with three different types of propulsion: petrol engine, hybrid or electric. Such aircraft are very environment friendly and very quiet, which makes them ideal for surveillance work and special missions.
Pipistrel aircraft won the NASA challenge for the »best small aircraft in the world« three times and the “European Business Award” for Innovation in 2010, being chosen as “the most innovative company in the European Union”. Because of many important achievements, the president of the Republic of Slovenia, dr. Danilo Türk, decorated the Pipistrel team in 2011 with the highest civil award in the country: the Golden Order for services to the Republic of Slovenia.
The greatest success of the year 2015 was winning a tender of Indian Armed Forces and as a result, signing a contract to supply 194 aircraft to the Indian Air Force, Indian Navy and National Cadet Corps. This is not just an enormous success for Pipistrel but also the largest single contract for the delivery of light aircraft in history!

Nowadays Pipistrel focuses on developing green means of aircraft propulsion and aviation platforms for special missions and all kinds of aerial work; such as IR photography, optical and 3D mapping, scanning of terrain, tracking and surveillance.

Pipistrel would like to thank all our customers, distributors and promoters, our supporters and business associates. Without you all this successes would not be possible!