The UKTI Award for Innovation
Pipistrel is the world’s leading motorglider aircraft designer and producer. Based in Slovenia, it was established in 1987 as the first private aircraft producer in the former Yugoslavia. Production in 2009 grew by 50%, the workforce increased by 10% and 98% of revenues were generated from export markets. Its major innovation launched recently is ‘Taurus-Electro’, the world’s first 2-seater electric propulsion aircraft.
“Not to be too humble, this is the first European Business Award that any Slovene company has ever received. It is a great honour and international recognition not only for Pipistrel but for the entire country of Slovenia. We are both elated and humbled by this great honour. Pipistrel will do its best to be even better, greener and more innovative – our contribution to a brighter European tomorrow.”
Ivo Boscarol – General Manager and Founder
Pipistrel d.o.o Ajdovscina- Slovenia