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43 Air School Pty is now the sole distributer of full Pipistrel Aircraft Range in South Africa

Posted 2 October 2019 · Add Comment

43 Air School Pty has announced that it is now the sole distributer of the full Pipistrel Aircraft Range in South Africa, and Portugal.

 

“We looked extensively at what product we would like to represent and train with into the future before deciding on Pipistrel,” said Attie Niemann, CEO of 43 Air School. “During a recent visit to the Pipistrel factories and flying most of these aircraft for evaluation, 43 signed a sole distributor agreement with Pipistrel (Portugal & South Africa).”

Niemann describes the Pipistrel Aircraft range moving to full EASA certified electric and soon Hybrid as a “game-changer for the aviation training and general aviation industry.  

He said: “In South Africa our poor infrastructure, high unemployment rates, and stagnant economies will force us to innovate if we want to stay relevant, thus newer and more economical products are the way to do it.”

“Pipistrel Aircraft represents the best of what technology has to offer aviation and we believe it will make flying affordable again to us and private owners. It also aligns with a program that addresses the economic, environmental, and social needs of our environment and aligns with our visionary goals for the future with the soon-to-be certified first electric aircraft initially confirmed to the traffic pattern. Running on electricity instead of fossil fuels reduces the fuel cost by up to 80 percent and the hourly cost of electricity can be further reduced if we look into solar and wind projects of our own in the near future. There will also be significant associated savings on maintenance in the switchover to the products that Pipistrel offers,”said Niemann.

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