Newsletter 114 – March 2019

Newsletter 114 March 2019

Pipistrel’s 30-year anniversary is marked with another amazing achievement !

The 1000th aircraft from the Sinus/Virus family has been produced.

The entire Pipistrel team photograph proudly alongside serial number 1008 Pipistrel Sinus MAX

The entire Pipistrel team gathered in front of the hangar at the Pipistrel production facility in Ajdovscina, Slovenia, to mark a very special event.

There were wide grins across their faces and admiring glances towards the star of the day, who stood silently in the middle of the platform.

Ivo Boscarol, the General manager of the Pipistrel group, couldn’t hide his joy when he made the announcement:

“Ladies and gentlemen, please join me in welcoming the aircraft no. 1000 from the Sinus/Virus family!”

There were loud cheers and applause as the employees spread around the lady of the day – a Pipistrel Sinus Max – and arranged themselves in neat rows to pose for this historic photo.

Pipistrel Sinus MAX the 1000th aircraft made at Pipistrel 2019

Ivo Boscarol, Pipistrel’s owner and General Manager addressed the assembled Pipistrel Team.

“An achievement such as this one – to produce the aircraft no. 1000 from the same product family – is a victory in many ways. To produce 1000 of a particular model means that the market accepts your products and trusts them continuously. It means that from when the product is released for the first time, it is good enough to be sold for decades; and to be sold all over the world, in different climates and in different cultures.”

“It’s not only good for our customers to have such an aircraft – but it’s a benefit to Pipistrel  because it offers long-term sustainability to the manufacturer and it secures stability for the working positions for our employees.”

“I am extremely proud of the company’s collective. I would like to congratulate my workers for producing such high-quality aircraft which have been the jewel in the crown of Pipistrel for all these years. I would also like to thank all our distributors and promoters for their support – and most of all, our customers worldwide who believe in our products. Your trust has always been our best promotion!”

Pipistrel Sinus MAX the 1000th aircraft made at Pipistrel 2019

Ivo Boscarol said a few words about aircraft No. 1000

“We are proud that the aircraft no.1000 goes to a far-off destination; Suriname. This is our first aircraft sold  to Suriname, even though we have been selling regularly to 95 countries. So this is yet another great achievement which this aircraft accomplished – now the 96th country has opened it’s skies to Pipistrel!”


The Pipistrel team has another reason to be proud;  this year Pipistrel celebrates 30 years of aircraft production as a company.

During these 30 years we haven’t just been producing aircraft from the Sinus/Virus family – in fact together with all the other models (Taurus and Taurus Electro, Type-certified SW 121, the line of aircraft for Indian Army – Garud, Apis Bee, Panthera and powered motor-gliders in the early years) the total sum of Pipistrel aircraft produced is now probably well over 2000!

Celebrations following aircraft number 1000 being produced at Pipistrel