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Pipistrel delivers its 100th Velis Electro trainer
Apr25

Pipistrel delivers its 100th Velis Electro trainer

Slovenian planemaker Pipistrel and a subsidiary of US company Textron Inc. has announced the delivery of its 100th Velis Electro, the world’s first type-certified electric aircraft, marking a significant milestone in the company’s history. The occasion comes after the total number of general aviation new aircraft deliveries exceeds 4000 units in 2023.  Velis Electro serial number 100 has been delivered to customer Green Aerolease, a...

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Air League launches UK’s first electric aircraft flying scholarships
Mar23

Air League launches UK’s first electric aircraft flying scholarships

The Air League has opened applications for the UK’s first ever electric-powered aircraft scholarships. On offer this year are five 5-hour flying scholarships, to be delivered by Approved Training Organisation (ATO) Saxon Air based at Norwich Airport. In addition to the airborne training, scholars will also receive simulator training time, ground school, and sustainability-focussed workshops. The school will be delivering the flying...

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Volocopter receives ATO approval for pilot training
Mar22

Volocopter receives ATO approval for pilot training

Urban air mobility (UAM) specialist company Volocopter is given Approved Training Organisation (ATO) status in order to commence training pilots to fly its electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) air taxis. The approval came from the German aviation regulator (Luftfarhrtbundesamt) after a year of rigorous checks and the company says it is currently finalising the training programme for pilots to fly its VoloCity eVTOL,...

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Skyborne expands electric future
Feb16

Skyborne expands electric future

Skyborne’s US pilot training facility is enhancing its environmentally focussed future with the recent announcement that it has signed a letter of intent with Bye Aerospace for an additional 30 eFlyer all-electric training aircraft.The commitment builds on Skyborne’s 2020 order of 10 eFlyers, bringing the total to 40 electric aircraft now set to join the academy’s US fleet in Vero Beach, Florida.Producing zero CO2 emissions and with...

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UK CAA consulting on vertiport network
Feb13

UK CAA consulting on vertiport network

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has launched a consultation on design proposals for vertiports at existing aerodromes, paving the way for vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft operations in the UK. Vertiports are sites used for the arrival, departure, and surface movement of VTOL aircraft and the CAA says the creation of a network to connect communities by air will be possible with the introduction of this...

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