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First all-electric trainer plane gets airworthiness certification from the FAA in the US @pipistrelEU

First all-electric trainer plane gets airworthiness certification from the FAA in the US | Electrek.

Earlier this year, we reported on Slovenia-based light aircraft maker Pipistrel bringing its Alpha Electro all-electric plane to serial production after gaining in popularity with flight schools.
Now it received airworthiness certification from the FAA – the first all-electric trainer plane to hit the US.

But the reality is that smaller lightweight aircraft are first going to be electrified before those massive commercial planes.

That’s the idea behind Pipistrel’s Alpha Electro: making an airplane with a small and lightweight battery pack with enough energy capacity to still enable some applications.


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