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Pipistrel’s Velis Electro: A Paradigm of Luxury and Sustainability in Aviation

In a world where luxury meets sustainability, Pipistrel’s Velis Electro emerges as a beacon of pioneering strides in aviation technology. Launched in 2020, this marvel of engineering represents the culmination of years of innovation and dedication towards a greener future in flight. As the first-ever type-certified electric plane, the Velis Electro sets the stage for a revolution in sustainable aviation practices.

Crafted to perfection, the Velis Electro stands as a testament to Pipistrel’s unwavering commitment to excellence. With over 100 units sold worldwide, each valued at approximately $215,000, this two-seater aircraft embodies the epitome of luxury in electric aviation. Unlike mere concepts of the future, the Velis Electro is a tangible reality, approved for pilot training in over 30 countries, making it a coveted asset for discerning aviators.

Luxurious Features

At the heart of the Velis Electro lies a host of cutting-edge features designed to elevate the flying experience to unprecedented heights:

  • Efficient Charging: With quick charging cycles, the Velis Electro can reach a State of Charge (SoC) of 95% in just 80 minutes, ensuring minimal downtime and maximum efficiency.
  • Electric Propulsion: Equipped with Pipistrel’s own type-certified E-811 electric engine, boasting 57.6 kW power and a useful load of 378 lbs (172 kg), the Velis Electro delivers unparalleled performance and reliability.
  • Maximum Cruise and Altitude: With a max cruise speed of 98 kcas and the ability to reach altitudes up to 12,000 feet, the Velis Electro offers a thrilling journey through the skies.
  • Zero Emission Flights: Operating with zero emissions, the Velis Electro is a shining example of eco-friendly aviation technology, ensuring a cleaner and greener environment for future generations.
  • Ultra-Quiet Operation: Generating noise levels of only 60 dBa, the Velis Electro provides a serene and tranquil flying experience, perfect for exploring the skies in luxury and comfort.

In a strategic move towards expansion, American aviation giant Textron acquired Pipistrel in March 2022, integrating it into their esteemed portfolio alongside renowned brands like Beechcraft, Cessna, and Hawker. With access to greater resources, technical expertise, and a global support network, Pipistrel is poised to soar to even greater heights under the Textron eAviation banner.

More than just an aircraft, the Velis Electro represents a paradigm shift in aviation, empowering a new generation of aviators with its innovative design and unparalleled performance. With safety and reliability at its core, the Velis Electro promises to revolutionize the way we perceive and experience flight, ushering in a new era of luxury and sustainability in the skies.

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