Pipistrel d.o.o. Ajdovščina is a manufacturer of light aircraft, renowned for innovation, pioneering, performance and efficiency. Pipistrel‘s main products are single- to four-seat single engine piston aircraft, sold worldwide.
It employs 74 people, 16 in R&D. It received numerous awards, most notably winning the NASA Green Flight Challenge 2011 sponsored by Google for the world‘s most energy efficient aircraft by flying the world‘s first four seater electric aircraft Taurus G4. It won the UKTI Award for innovation at 2010 European Business award.
It's main R&D activities are aerodynamics, structures, CAD design, mechanical design, rapid prototyping, electronics design and structural and flight testing. It has extensive experience in managing complex projects, having launched 7 types of aircraft, most recently the four seat Panthera, which is to be certified according to EASA CS23 standards.