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beauty by design


260 hp

Max Cruise

195 ktas

Max Altitude

18,000 ft

Max Range

920 nm

Useful Load

1,049 lb
(476 kg)

Flying Perfection

Backed by more than 30 years of aircraft innovation, Panthera is the culmination of unerring knowledge and expertise designing efficient aircraft. This four-seater offers an exhilarating flying experience.

Revel in every thrilling climb, turn and descent. With a centrally-positioned stick, the Panthera puts control where it naturally should be for the ultimate hands-on flying experience. The Panthera’s exceptional performance is matched with its safety features making it the ultimate four-seat tourer.

Luxurious Surroundings

Gull-wing doors provide easy access to the cockpit and cabin and with a comfortable, ergonomically modern four-place interior, you will feel right at home.  Finished with high-quality, handcrafted leather, LED lighting and virtually unobstructed views, the Panthera is not just fast, but comfortable.

Efficiency by Design

Pipistrel is shaping the future of flight with cutting-edge, efficient aircraft. The Panthera is designed with advanced fluid dynamics software. Its sleek looks come from the design philosophy to reduce drag and lower fuel consumption. Thanks to advanced technology, the Panthera is lightweight while powered by the Lycoming IO-540.

why panthera?


A perfectly designed four-seater optimized for performance while reducing its environmental footprint. At your fingertips, the Garmin G1000 NXi provides superior situational awareness and a proven, advanced flight deck.


A luxurious setting without the expense. Low operating and maintenance costs mean you don’t have to compromise. More speed, less power. Cruise at nearly 200 kts in comfort with a range of nearly 1,000 nm. The Panthera gets you to your destination fast.


Feel at ease with exceptional flight handling characteristics, integral roll bar protection and built in energy absorption zones, matched with a full airframe parachute rescue system.

Technical Data Pipistrel Panthera


Unique 4-seater with an attractive design and efficient performance!

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The sky has opened up and the need for traveling long distances quickly and efficiently has never been greater. Imagine an airplane, that can take full advantage of small, short runway airfields or fly around the world. Panthera is an airplane carefully designed to keep you safe and comfortable, while also quiet and friendly to the environment. It is an innovative airplane, instantly catching attention.

It is important to highlight Panthera’s key outstanding characteristics:


Panthera is designed by applying the most modern design and construction techniques, on top of 30 years of knowledge, experience and excellence in building aircraft. Panthera’s organic curves are a product of optimization through advanced, in-house developed computer tools, where each detail is designed to ensure minimum drag and maximum efficiency.

It is specially optimized to ensure minimum noise and maximum performance, reducing the aircraft’s environmental footprint and increasing cabin comfort. Panthera also features all-electric systems for component actuation. Its titanium trailing-link undercarriage, flaps and trim are all electrically operated, resulting in low weight and maximum reliability by removing the need for complex and heavy hydraulic systems. All internal and external lighting is realized using state-of-the-art LED technology, providing for better clarity, recognition and feel.


Panthera achieves unprecedented efficiency through careful aerodynamic shaping, retractable titanium undercarriage, lightweight advanced composite structure, a tailor-made propeller and a dedicated performance exhaust system. Efficiency is translated directly into more speed for the same power. No other four-seat aircraft exists that flies this fast on the same engine! For the owner/operator this represents significantly lower operating costs and simplified maintenance.

The maximal range is available with any payload, something which pilots of four-seat airplanes have been wishing for. The robust design of the undercarriage and low overall weight allows for operations from short grass strips, taking you as close as possible to your desired destination. The engine is ready for the future, able to accept unleaded fuels and meeting the future environmental requirements. Hybrid and electric models further reduce the take-off noise footprint by taking advantage of the pure-electric take-off.

Cabin comfort

One of the major design points of Panthera is the state-of-the-art ergonomic cabin. All features provide superior comfort and usability for people of all sizes. Access is easy via three large gull-wing style doors, two in the front for pilot and co-pilot and one for the back row of seats. Pilot and co-pilot seats are adjustable. The central stick is ergonomic and provides the sporty feel signature to Panthera. The two back seats are very wide and convenient. There is a supersized – standard cabin luggage sized – cargo door, but the cargo can also be accessed from the cockpit during the flight! The interior is furnished with the highest quality leather and LED lighting for exclusive feel and functionality. Climate is controlled thanks to the on-board air-condition with automatic ventilation (optional). It will keep you cool during the summer and warm during the winter. Also special is the solar-powered ventilation which keeps the cabin cool when Panthera is parked outside in the sun.

Available colour combinations of the interior: Panthera interior.pdf – download here

Materials and technology

Each detail of Panthera’s graceful lines has been thoroughly aerodynamically optimized using customized, state of the art computational fluid dynamics software, resulting in a smooth and clean shape. The specially designed wing airfoils are optimized for cruise efficiency and therefore speed, while at the same time ensuring high maximum lift and docile stall characteristics. Its instantly recognizable T-tail ensures low interference drag and helps improve spin characteristics by preventing the horizontal stabilizer from shadowing the rudder at high angles of attack.

Realizing Panthera’s aerodynamic shape while still ensuring maximum safety and keeping the weight low would be impossible without the use of advanced next-gen materials. The majority of the structure of the aircraft is made from carbon-fibre composites, with antistatic materials and Kevlar used in areas where it matters. The retractable trailing-link undercarriage is built from titanium, giving it superior strength and energy absorption properties at minimum system weight. All actuation systems on the aircraft are fully electric, avoiding the need for complex and heavy hydraulics.


Panthera is your personal high performance bubble of safety! As part of the rich serial equipment, Panthera features a full-airframe parachute rescue system, which was specially developed, so it can be deployed at both low- and high speeds as well as low altitudes.

The cabin has been engineered as a safety cell/roll bar with built-in energy absorption zones, providing superior safety to the occupants in the event of an accident. The seats and safety belts are engineered to the latest +26G CS/FAR-23 certification standards. Immediately noticeable is the incredible view from the cockpit. By having just one central pillar, the pilot’s view forward and sideward is virtually unobstructed, thus greatly improving the safety of flight. The ergonomic cockpit comes with special annunciation panels, improving situational awareness when it comes to different audio and visual alarms (terrain, stall, overspeed, engine issues, etc.).

Panthera’s performance also contributes to safety – the lightweight structure, powered by powerful engines means that you will reach safe speeds and altitudes much quicker than usual, reducing time spent in the »critical zones«. Special attention has been paid to realize the aerodynamic shape, which gives Panthera excellent handling at low speeds and superior stall/post-stall characteristics. Also important are tailored solutions to simplify maintenance, thus reducing the probability of mistakes occurring during the check-ups.

  • PANTHERA Non-TC Factory Finished (with Certified Lycoming IO-540V-V4A5)
  • PANTHERA Individual Non-TC Self-built (with Certified Lycoming IO-540V-V4A5 – requires approximately 1800 hours of skilled labor)
  • PANTHERA EASA TC CS-23 Amdt 5 – Anticipated for 2024
  • PANTHERA HYBRID Non-TC Factory Finished – under development
  • PANTHERA ELECTRO Non-TC Factory Finished – under development
Technical Data
ENGINELycoming IO-540V-V4A5
max power260 hp / 194 kW
max take off mass, MTOM1315 kg / 2900 lb (subject to extension to 1360 kg / 3000 lb)
useful payload500 kg / 1100 lb
total usable fuel2 x 105 l / 2 x 27.7 gal
full fuel payload350 kg / 770 lb
length8.07 m / 26 ft 6 in
wingspan10.86 m / 35 ft 8 in
height2.19 m / 7 ft 2 in
wing area11.2 m2 / 121 ft2
stall speed (flaps extended), VS055 KIAS
stall speed (flaps retracted), VS60 KIAS
maneuvering speed, VA143 KIAS
never exceed speed, VNE220 KIAS
Performance cruise speed at 75% power198 KTAS, FL 80
climb rate at MTOM and VY6.6 m/s / 1300 ft/min
take off ground roll372 m / 1220 ft
take-off distance (50 ft obstacle)657 m / 2155 ft
landing distance (50 ft obstacle)706 m / 2316 ft
landing ground roll346 m / 1135 ft
fuel consumption at 75% power56 l/h / 14.8 gal/h
range (with 45 min reserve)> 1000 nm, 155 KTAS, FL 120, 4 people aboard (4 x 86 kg)
ceiling7600 m / FL250
  • Garmin G3X GDU 460 dual 10-inch display PFD and MFD (dual ADAHRS, Synthetic Vision, EMS, ARINC module)
  • Garmin GMC 307 2-axis GPS-slaved digital autopilot
  • Garmin GTN 750 Xi Com/Nav/IFR GPS, touch screen
  • Garmin GTN 650 Xi Second Com/NAV/IFR GPS, touch screen
  • Garmin GMA 35 Remote Audio Panel, Intercom
  • Garmin GTX 345R Transponder Mode C/S ES ADS-B In/Out
  • Artex ELT 345 (406 MHz)
  • Mid-Continent Instruments SAM Backup Airspeed, Backup Altimeter, Backup Artificial Horizon

Note: Data is for sea level, hard runway, ISA conditions. Pipistrel reserves the right to revise this data sheet whenever occasioned by product improvement, government/authority regulations or other good cause.

Future Variants
LabelPanthera Hybrid ExpPanthera Electro Exp
Hybrid 200 kW take-off powerElectric 200 kW take-off power
Rated power200 kW (150 kW continuous)
Maximum cruise power 100 kW
200 kW (150 kW continuous)
Weight and Dimensions
MTOM1315 kg / 2900 lb1315 kg / 2900 lb
Useful payload415 kg / 915 lbTBD
Total usable fuel2 x 105 l / 2 x 27.7 galN/A
Full fuel payload265 kg / 585 lbN/A
Wingspan10.86 m / 35 ft 8 in10.86 m / 35 ft 8 in
Length8.07 m / 26 ft 6 in8.07 m / 26 ft 6 in
Height2.19 m / 7 ft 2 in2.19 m / 7 ft 2 in
Wing area11.2 m2 / 121 ft211.2 m2 / 121 ft2
Performance (at MTOM)
Stall speed (flaps extended)60 KIAS62 KIAS
Stall speed (flaps retracted)65 KIAS68 KIAS
Manoeuvring speed VA143 KIAS143 KIAS
Maximum structural cruise speed VC175 KIAS175 KIAS
Never exceed speed VNE220 KIAS220 KIAS
Typical cruise speed at 75% power177 KTAS @ FL150 (full generator power)TBD
Typical cruise speed at 55% powerN/A177 KIAS
Climb rate at MTOM and VY5.8 m/s / 1150 fpm5.8 m/s / 1150 fpm
Take off ground roll290 m290 m
Take-off distance (50 ft. obstacle)530 m530 m
Landing distance (50 ft. obstacle)570 m570 m
Landing ground roll
Consumption at Performance cruiseTBDTBD
Consumption at Economy cruiseTBDTBD
Range with 45 min reserveTBDTBD

Note: Data is provisional. The aircraft are under development and the parameters are subject to change.

Certificate of Airworthiness according to Civil Aviation Safety Regulations of Australia

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