About BAE Systems
We provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions and employ a skilled workforce of some 89,600 people in more than 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop technology that helps to save lives, protect borders and people, strengthen nations, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.
Pipistrel is a world-leading small aircraft designer and manufacturer, specialising in energy-efficient and affordable high-performance aircraft. With more than 30 years of experience, and having sold 2,500+ aircraft in 97 countries, Pipistrel has earned an international reputation for delivering unique, innovative products to passionate customers on all continents. First-to-fly an electric two-seater aircraft in 2007 and the winner of the NASA Green Flight Challenge in 2011 with the world’s first electric four-seat aircraft, Pipistrel has designed many different experimental and serially produced electric aircraft, including the first type-certified electric aircraft, the Velis Electro. With involvement in standardisation committees, i.e. ASTM F44.40, F39.05, SAE AE7-D, and R&D initiatives, Pipistrel is helping to enable the future market of hybrid-electric aviation.