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Pipistrel to receive world's first microlight certification according to new German 600kg technical LTFUL 2018 rules

On the premise of EASA new basic regulation, permitting MTOM of 600kg for microlights in Europe, Germany is the first of countries to implement the new regulation. As a testament to excellent collaboration between DULV and Pipistrel for decades, Pipistrel is becoming the first to obtain this new microlight certification. We are honoured to announce the hand-over of first of Pipistrel's series of new German certifications, which will take place at the AERO Friedrichshafen fair in Germany.

Mr. Jo Konrad, Chairman of DULV, says:

"Germany was the first country which has declared the opt-out. It is also the first country which developed and published the necessary airworthiness requirements for these aircraft (LTF-UL 2019, (NfL 2-446-19). The Second Implementing Regulation for the Regulation of Inspection of the Aircraft (2nd DV LuftGerPV) on April 10, 2019, appears in the Federal Journal. Proudly and with satisfaction we are now able to hand over the first 600-kg type-certificate to the company Pipistrel for the VIRUS SW 600 D as an authorized body of the Federal Ministry of Transport. It is not only the first type certification in this category for us - probably also the first in Europe. The German type approval is recognized in many European countries. By this and in connection with the high quality of the Pipistrel products, we wish the VIRUS SW 600 D every success."

Mr. Ivo Boscarol, founder and CEO of Pipistrel says:

“We are deeply honoured about this breakthrough for the field of aviation where Pipistrel originates from. In our mission to bring affordable and innovative aircraft to our customers, we are now offering an upgraded product for our microlight customer base, where we continue to bring value for those who are not as demanding as our customers of EASA Type-Certified Aircraft.”

Press release issued by Pipistrel d.o.o. Ajdovscina on April 8, 2019


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