ABOUT US

THIS IS WHO WE ARE

VISION 

Concurrently we also prepare 3D CAD models, define project phases, work on usability and market estimation reports with a gross budget estimation. Our Ph.Ds and engineers have worked in the field for over twenty years and can support you either from the beginning or simply providing a validation to increase the success of your project when pitching to investors or for a research grant.

MISSION

Autonomous fuel management, landing gear, special payloads e.g. radars, IO/ER as well as environmental control systems have been integrated into Pipistrel vehicles. We have also been involved with unique systems such as ballistic parachute rescue systems and eVTOL drives.

QUALITIES

In 2011, the Taurus G4 has been the world’s first electric four seater to fly in the world. Flown in 2014, Wattsup, the two seat electric trainer entered in production under the name Alpha Electro in 2016. Hypstair was the ground-based demonstrator of the most powerful series-hybrid to date.

We have assisted several customers in developing electric projects including NASA, where the advanced know how developed in aviation battery management systems (hardware and software) has been Pipistrel key advantage. In 2016 Pipistrel carried out design, integration, structural and flight testing of the Hy4, a hydrogen powered four-seat airplane by the German Aerospace Center (DLR). We can also assist you in the design and airframe integration of all electric and hybrid powertrains for conventional-takeoff and VTOL class aircraft.

VALUES

PIPISTREL GROUP

The birthplace of Pipistrel; with main focus on aircraft manufacturing, maintenance and aircraft sales

MAP

Pipistrel Vertical Solutions is Pipistrel’s R&D and Certification division

MAP

Pipistrel Italia operates a state-of-the-art production facility for final assembly and predelivery phases

MAP

Pipistrel Asia Pacific is Pipistrel’s hub for dedicated business development on new fast-growing markets

OUR FACILITIES

Pipistrel d.o.o. Ajdovščina (Slovenia)

Pipistrel d.o.o.

Ajdovščina (Slovenia)

Pipistrel
Vertical Solutions

Ajdovščina (Slovenia)

Pipistrel

Composites

Vipava (Slovenia)

Pipistrel 3D Studio

Ajdovščina (Slovenia)

Pipistrel s.r.l.

Gorizia (Italy)

Pipistrel Asia Pacific
G.A. and Investment

Jurong (China)

MANAGEMENT

Ivo

Ivo

Health Coach

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Jason Moran

Jason Moran

Yoga Trainer

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Kiana Chapman

Kiana Chapman

Yoga Trainer

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David Bones

David Bones

Health Coach

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Kathy Beck

Kathy Beck

Yoga Trainer

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Sara Doe

Sara Doe

Yoga Trainer

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HISTORY

In its 30 years, Pipistrel has grown from an enthusiastic hobby hang-glider garage manufacture
into a world-renowned small aircraft producer, recognised by leading global aviation authorities.
With its revolutionary ideas, Pipistrel introduced composites to microlight and light sport aircraft,
achieved first ever electric flight of a two- and four-seater,
won all 3 NASA challenges and won the hearts of passionate aviators on all continents.
Find out more about our incredible journey!

ABOUT THE NAME: WHY PIPISTREL

Ivo Boscarol has been actively involved in alternative aviation since 1975, when Slovenia was still a part of former Yugoslavia. In that time alternative and microlight flying was illegal – in fact it did not exist at all. The airfield Ivo was using belonged to the military, so the first alternative pilots, if they wanted to fly, had to do it in secret. They had to wait until pilots who flew conventional aircraft finished flying for the day, locked the hangar and went home, and then try to sneak in for an hour of flying before the darkness fell. Because they were flying so late in the evening, using lights at the front of their alternative aircraft, and because the powered hang-gliders had triangular-shaped wings, the local people started to call them “those bats”. The Latin word for a “bat” is “Pipistrellus” – and the rest is history.

AWARDS

GAT 2008
& PAV 2007
Winner

European Business Award –
Most innovative
company 
in EU

Dr. August
Raspet memorial
Award

FAI Diploma,
11 FAI
world records

NASA Green
Flight Challenge
1.3 M USD

EVENTS