Pipistrel Celebrates 1st Electric Aircraft Delivery to Canad
Stay informed with our
free newsletters

This news is classified in: Aviation Commercial Aircraft Sustainable Aviation

Oct 31, 2022

Pipistrel Celebrates 1st Electric Aircraft Delivery to Canada

Pipistrel today announced its first delivery to Canada of its all-electric, two-seater aircraft the Velis Electro.

Pipistrel Velis ElectroThe Canadian customer, the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Aeronautics (WISA) at the University of Waterloo and its partner Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre (WWFC), will use the Velis Electro to increase their research and collaborative capacity to evaluate battery powered electric flight in Canada. Pipistrel continues its work with Transport Canada towards certification of the Velis Electro.

Gabriel Massey, president and managing director at Pipistrel, says: "We are privileged to have the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Aeronautics as our first Canadian customer for the Velis Electro. This delivery is not only an exciting milestone for Pipistrel and the global presence of the Velis Electro, but also represents a steppingstone for Canada's strategic investments to promote a greener aerospace industry and economy.

Global Electric and Hybrid Aircraft - Market and Technology Forecast to 2028

Global Electric and Hybrid Aircraft - Market and Technology Forecast to 2028

COVID-19 included Market forecasts by Region, Technology, Component, Range, Type, and by End-User. Current Market and Technology Overview, Opportunity Analysis, and Leading Company Profiles

Published: May 2020 - Pages: 279 pages

Download free sample pages

The Pipistrel Velis Electro is the world's first and currently only in service, commercially available, type-certified electric aircraft, having achieved EASA type-certification in 2020 and UK CAA certification in 2022. Pipistrel is currently pursuing a FAA airworthiness certificate for the Velis Electro. The two-seat, fixed-wing aircraft produces noise levels of only 60 decibels and no exhaust gases, while cruising at an average speed of 90 knots and covering a range of 108 nautical miles at a payload weight of 172 kg (378 lb).

Massey spoke at the Sustainable Aeronautics Summit this month at the Waterloo International Airport (YKF) Operations Centre on an economic sustainability panel exploring the opportunities and challenges of future sustainability initiatives.