The Government of the Republic of Slovenia awarded commemorative signs and award certificates for altruistic work in the fight against COVID-19 to the most deserving individuals. We are very proud and deeply honoured that not only one, but two members of the Pipistrel group received awards.

In April 2020, Pipistrel d.o.o., in cooperation with Chinese sister company Pipistrel Asia-Pacific, donated 100,000 masks for protection against Covid-19 and 300 thermometers to the municipality of Ajdovščina. Due to Pipistrel’s project in the Chinese city of Jurong, the municipality of Ajdovščina is twinned with this Chinese municipality. At the initiative of our Chinese company Pipistrel Asia-Pacific, the city of Jurong donated 30,000 protective masks, which were symbolically handed over to the mayor of the municipality of Ajdovščina, Mr. Tadej Beočanin, by the Chinese Ambassador in  Slovenia, His Excellency Mr. Wang Shunqing. In addition, an additional 70,000 masks were delivered to Slovenia as a joint donation from our Chinese company Pipistrel Asia-Pacific and Pipistrel d.o.o. from Ajdovščina.

Our donation was gratefully accepted and appreciated not only by the municipality of Ajdovščina, but also by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia. The Prime Minister, Mr. Janez Janša, awarded Mr. Ivo Boscarol, the director of the international group Pipistrel, a commemorative sign and a certificate for his sacrifice in the fight against COVID-19. On his behalf, they were handed over by the Mayor of municipality of Ajdovščina, Mr.Tadej Beocanin on 14. January 2021.

Mayor of municipality of Ajdovščina, Mr. Beočanin and Mr. Ivo Boscarol

Mayor of municipality of Ajdovščina, Mr. Tadej Beočanin,
with the General manager of Pipistrel group, Mr. Ivo Boscarol

In addition to the group director Mr. Boscarol, the sign was also awarded to Mr. Hao Danny Wu, CEO of Pipistrel’s Chinese company Pipistrel Asia-Pacific, General Aviation Technology Co. Ltd.

CEO of Pipistrel Asia Pacific, Mr. Danny Hao Wu

At Pipistrel, we are aware that health is our greatest asset and also a condition for a successful economy, so we are proud that the Slovenian government thinks the same as we do.

We are grateful for the recognition and committed to continue contributing to our common health and well-being in the future, as much as we can.