First Velis Electro goes to Canada

First Velis Electro goes to Canada

Pipistrel has delivered its all-electric, two-seater Velis Electro to Canada for the first time.

Canadian customers, the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Aeronautics (WISA) at the University of Waterloo, and its partner Waterloo Wellington Flight Center (WWFC), Canada to expand their research capabilities to evaluate battery-powered electric flight on electric aircraft will use. Pipistrel continues to work with Transport Canada to certify Velis Electro.


Pipistrel’s Velis Electro is the world’s first and currently the only operational, commercially available, type-certified electric aircraft to receive EASA Type Certification in 2020 and UK CAA Certification in 2022. Pipistrel is currently seeking an FAA Airworthiness Certificate for the Velis Electro.


According to Pipistrel (now owned by American conglomerate Textron), the two-seater aircraft produces a noise level of just 60 decibels and no exhaust emissions when flying at an average speed of 90 knots, and has a range of 108 nautical miles. Is. Payload of 172 kg.


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