(3)  |  Check Out   Sign Up  |  Login hello, |  Log out  Advanced Search

Follow us @  | Shanghai Call Center: 962288 |  Mobile Version  |  THU, APR 18, 2013

Shanghai

Mostly Cloudy/Haze

°C  |  °F 23°C 31°C

Shanghai Daily,上海日报

Home » Latest News

Slovenia's Pipistrel marks 600th ultralight aircraft

LJUBLJANA, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) -- Pipistrel, the pride of Slovenian light aircraft manufacturer, announced on Friday that it has completed the 600th aircraft with the latest being exported to Australia.

In addition to the latest completed micro-light aircraft, Pipistrel has produced, together with other aircraft models and powered hang-gliders, well over 1,200 different aircraft by now, said a press release by the company.

Established in 1989, Pipistrel was the first private aircraft producer in former Yugoslavia. Slovenia declared independence from former Yugoslavia in 1991.

Pipistrel, meaning small European brown bat, is well-known for its Sinus/Virus series, which are fast, yet very economic cruise aircraft.

Slovenia's adventurer Matevz Lenarcic had North Pole adventure in Pipistrel Sinus 912 UL aircraft, which weighs merely 284 kilograms, in April-May 2013.

After having won the renowned NASA Personal Air Vehicle in 2007 and NASA General Aviation Technology in 2008, Pipistrel was again the winner of the 2011 Paris-Madrid Green Air Challenge.

  • 沪ICP证:沪ICP备05050403
  • |
  • 网络视听许可证:0909346
  • |
  • 广播电视节目制作许可证:沪字第354号
  • |
  • 增值电信业务经营许可证:沪B2-20120012

 

Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.