Great honour for Pipistrel: our company was featured in an article by one of the largest and most esteemed newspapers on business and economic in the world, the Financial Times.
The article describes the journey of the author, Mr. Tom Robbins, to the Damnys Hall Aerodrome, where he met the UK Pipistrel distributor, Mr. Deepak Mahajan, who took him for a flight in his Velis Electro. The author comments on his first impression when sitting in the Velis, compliments the quiet, smooth operation and describes the different avionics. He speaks about NeboAir – the world’s first sustainable, cost-effective micro-airline with zero CO2 emissions. It starts at the Damyns Hall Aerodrome (East London) and ends at Wickenby Airfield (Lincolnshire) with a midstop at Shipmeadow Airfield (Suffolk), where passengers can enjoy staying at an eco-farm by the airline’s founder, Mr. Sergey Grachev.
Mr. Robbins details the technology of the Velis such as propulsion and batteries and offers an insightful forecast of the future of electric aviation. He also describes Pipistrel’s production of Velis Electro, the training of mechanics and pilots for the use of electric aircraft, and the vision of Pipistrel’s CEO, Mr. Ivo Boscarol, who sees the type-certification of the Velis Electro as the door, which is now open to bigger electric aircraft and longer range emission-free flight.