Pipistrel Aircraft's grand designs

Pipistrel Aircraft of Slovenia is determined to take its tech global, not least the ground-breaking Velis Electro two-seater. Tom Batchelor reports

CEO Ivo Boscarol founded Pipistrel Aircraft in 1989
All images courtesy of Pipistrel Aircraft

Slovenia’s mix of mountains, lakes and Adriatic coastline makes it a top central European tourist destination, but the country of just over 2 million people punches above its weight in other areas too, not least aircraft production. Pipistrel Aircraft, a designer and manufacturer based in the Slovenian town of Ajdovščina, close to the Italian city of Trieste, specialises in energy-efficient and affordable high-performance light aircraft and has produced more than 2,500 planes for customers worldwide in the more than 30 years it has been in operation.

Become a Premium Member to Read More

This is a premium article and requires an active Key.Aero subscription to view.

I’m an existing member, sign me in!

I don’t have a subscription…

Enjoy the following subscriber only benefits:

  • Unlimited access to all KeyAero content
  • Exclusive in-depth articles and analysis, videos, quizzes added daily
  • A fully searchable archive – boasting hundreds of thousands of pieces of quality aviation content
  • Access to read all our leading aviation magazines online - meaning you can enjoy the likes of FlyPast, Aeroplane Monthly, AirForces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, Aviation News, Airports of the World, PC Pilot and Airliner World - as soon as they leave the editor’s desk.
  • Access on any device- anywhere, anytime
  • Choose from our offers below