Pipistrel Velis Electro serial number 100 enters service

Pipistrel, a Textron company, has announced the completed production of its 100th Velis Electro, the worlds first type-certified electric aircraft, marking a significant milestone.

Velis Electro S/N 100 has been delivered to Green Aerolease, a French sustainable aircraft rental business with ambitions to accelerate the environmental transition of the aviation industry across Europe through its turnkey rental service.

“The Velis Electro leads the journey towards more sustainable flight solutions, and the entry into service of S/N 100 is a notable achievement,” said Gabriel Massey, President and Managing Director of Pipistrel. Powered by over 15 years of expertise in electric flight, this aircraft brings a more environmentally-friendly option to flight schools with unbeatable cost-efficiency.

Green Aerolease has also taken delivery of its first Pipistrel Explorer, a versatile two-seat combustion engine aircraft capable of both day and night visual flight rules (VFR) operations. The additional purchase, also available for rental through Green Aerolease, demonstrates the company’s confidence in the manufacturers capabilities to deliver superior aircraft across the light sport category, specifically designed for the flight training market.

The unrivaled efficiency and connectivity that aviation offers can be realized more quietly and sustainably thanks to aircraft such as the Velis Electro, said Charles Cabillic, Founder of Green Aerolease. Were proud to support Pipistrel as it enables the transition to the future of flight.

Velis Electro S/N 100 will be operated in Germany by Green Aviation Hub, a recently appointed German dealer for Pipistrels authorized distributor Finesse Max. The Velis Electro was certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in 2020 followed by numerous other regulatory agencies. The aircraft is currently in service in over 30 countries worldwide.