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Pipistrel selects Lincoln Park Aviation as a US distributor

Sloven­ian elec­tric air­craft devel­op­er Pip­istrel, a Tex­tron com­pa­ny, has appoint­ed Lin­coln Park Avi­a­tion (LPA), a lead­ing gen­er­al avi­a­tion sales, main­te­nance and con­sult­ing provider, as its dis­trib­u­tor for 15 states in the east­ern Unit­ed States.

With more than 35 years of expe­ri­ence in avi­a­tion, LPA will han­dle Pip­istrel two- and four-seat air­craft sales and sup­port, includ­ing the ful­ly elec­tric Velis Elec­tro and the Pan­thera, a four-seat, low-wing air­craft for long-range, high-per­for­mance flight.

“Lin­coln Park Avi­a­tion shares Pipistrel’s vision of bring­ing the next gen­er­a­tion of air­craft to the US, and we are delight­ed to wel­come it to the Pip­istrel fam­i­ly,” says Steve Mcken­na, direc­tor of Sales and Mar­ket­ing at Pip­istrel.

“I have no doubt that they will deliv­er the high­est qual­i­ty of ser­vice to our cus­tomers as Pip­istrel grows its sales and dis­tri­b­u­tion net­work.”

LPA pres­i­dent Frank Galel­la added: “Serv­ing Pipistrel’s US cus­tomers in the east­ern Unit­ed States is an hon­or. With our knowl­edge of both Gen­er­al Avi­a­tion and UAV mar­kets, we are keen to begin sup­port­ing Pip­istrel cus­tomers through­out this region. It’s excit­ing to be part of the future of avi­a­tion.”

LPA will over­see sales and ser­vice in the fol­low­ing US states: Con­necti­cut, Delaware, New Hamp­shire, New Jer­sey, New York, North Car­oli­na, South Car­oli­na, Mary­land, Mass­a­chu­setts, Maine, Rhode Island, Penn­syl­va­nia, West Vir­ginia, Vir­ginia and Ver­mont.

Lin­coln Park Avi­a­tion per­forms high qual­i­ty main­te­nance for Gen­er­al Avi­a­tion Air­craft, found­ed by Frank Galel­la in 1988 and over the last 35+ years has pre­vailed as a lead­ing provider of ser­vice in many areas of avi­a­tion.

The Sales divi­sion com­pris­es decades of expe­ri­ence in both new and pre-owed air­craft, and the sales team has accom­plished flight instruc­tors, while the ser­vice depart­ment spe­cialis­es in all facets of main­te­nance from gen­er­al ser­vic­ing of air­craft to com­plex air­frame, engine and avion­ics repairs. Major com­pos­ite and sheet met­al repairs have become a lega­cy with­in the organ­i­sa­tion, along with com­pe­tent staff, the lat­est tech­nol­o­gy and tool­ing.

In March 2022, Tex­tron pur­chased Pip­istrel, form­ing a new busi­ness seg­ment called Tex­tron eAv­i­a­tion to focus on devel­op­ing sus­tain­able air­craft.

In June 2021, Denmark’s Air Force became the first in the world to use Pipistrel’s Velis Elec­tro air­craft to train its pilots as part of a gov­ern­ment plan to reduce CO2 emis­sions by 70 per­cent by 2030. They com­ple­ment the air force’s Saab T‑17 and will be used over a two-year peri­od.

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Jason Pritchard

Jason Pritchard is the Editor of eVTOL Insights. He holds a BA from Leicester's De Montfort University and has worked in Journalism and Public Relations for more than a decade. Outside of work, Jason enjoys playing and watching football and golf. He also has a keen interest in Ancient Egypt.

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