Pipistrel announced that its Velis Electro has obtained CAA Type Certification, exactly two years after the aircraft had first earned its EASA certificate. The Velis Electro was the first, and so far only, electric aircraft to be certified by an aviation authority. While the Electro is designed as a circuit trainer with an endurance of one hour, Pipistrel announced at AERO 2022 that achieving an endurance of three hours within five years is achievable. The aeroplane will be on display at the 2022 Farnborough International Airshow.

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