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Leader in electrically powered aircraft Pipistrel

Updated: Jun 27, 2023

Providence, RI/Aviation News/March 21, 2022 ( company home to the Cessna, Beechcraft, and Bell aviation brands has entered into an agreement to purchase Pipistrel, winning pioneer and global leader in electrically powered aircraft, based in Slovenia and Italy.


The world’s most important and successful manufacturers of electric aircraft, and

world’s first only, electric aircraft to receive full type-certification from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

Pipistrel acquired by Textron will have bigger resources, technical and regulatory expertise and a global aircraft sales and support network. Will enable Pipistrel to accelerate its development and certification of electric and hybrid electric aircraft. Textron plans to form a new business segment called Textron (eAviation), focused on the development of sustainability aircraft.

Textron eAviation

Headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, Textron eAviation will focus on sustainability aircraft, backed by Textron’s 100 years of expertise and the restless spirit for innovation that is embodied in our Cessna, Beechcraft and Bell brands.

The acquisition is expected to close during the second quarter of 2022, subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals.

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