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The world’s only certified electric plane company is bought by Cessna’s owners, Beech and Bell

Textron Inc., which owns the Cessna, Beechcraft, and Bell aviation brands, announced on March 17 that it has signed an agreement to purchase Pipistrel, a pioneer and global leader in electric aircraft, based in Slovenia and Italy. With Textron, Pipistrel will have access to greater resources, technical and regulatory expertise, and a global network of aircraft sales and support, enabling it to accelerate its development and certification of electric and hybrid electric aircraft. Following the closing of the transaction, Textron plans to form a new business segment, Textron eAviation, focused on the development of sustainable aircraft, which will include Pipistrel. Textron President and CEO Scott Donnelly said of the importance of the acquisition: “Pipistrel puts Textron in an exceptionally strong position to develop technologies for the sustainable aviation market and develop a variety of new aircraft to serve a wide range of of customer missions. Today’s announcement supports Textron’s long-term strategy to offer a family of sustainable aircraft for urban air mobility, general aviation, cargo, and special mission roles. Pipistrel has been celebrated as one of the most important and successful electric aircraft manufacturers in the world. Textron is committed to maintaining Pipistrel’s brand, headquarters, research and development, and manufacturing in Slovenia and Italy, while making additional investments in Pipistrel for the development and production of future products.” – https://aeroin.net/empresa-do-unico-aviao-eletrico-certificado-no-mundo-e-comprada-pela-dona-da-cessna-beech-e-bell/