The US giant Textron, which owns the global brands Bell, Cessna and Beechcraft, has acquired Pipistrel, a company developing electric and hybrid light aircraft, for €218 million.
With serious market opportunities, through the right technical base, the world needs zero-emission smaller passenger carriers – this is the essence of Pipistrel’s development concept, which has now been reported by the Slovenian manufacturer.
After the already successful small electric-powered machines, Pipistrel is starting a new direction of development, and the Slovenian manufacturer plans to launch a hydrogen-powered regional passenger carrier within 10 years.
They have done business with a French leasing company that allows. In 2021, 200 Velis Electro aircraft will be sold.
Significant developments in air transport are also expected in the coming years.
Founded in 1989, the Slovenian aircraft manufacturer Pipistrel is not one of the best-known players in the industry. However, the company, which manufactures gliders and small powered aircraft, has won numerous awards for its innovations, is a pioneer in eco-friendly aviation, and in 2007 produced the world’s first two-seater electric aircraft.