Ladies and gentlemen, we proudly present.... the PANTHERA!

The revolutionary 4-seat all composite design, featuring retractable undercarriage, 200 kts cruising speed, 1000 NM range, comfortable cabin and a choice of three powerplants – conventional/hybrid/electric - is presented to the World for the very first time.

Ladies and Gentlemen, the moment we have all been waiting for has finally arrived! Pipistrel unveils the Panthera at the Aero Expo 2012 in Friedrichshafen!

 **NEW: Daily reports from AERO EXPO 2012!

IMG 1960 IMG 1952 IMG 1949 IMG 1942 IMG 1929

The revolutionary 4-seat all composite design, featuring retractable undercarriage, 200 kts cruising speed, 1000 NM range, comfortable cabin and a choice of three powerplants – conventional/hybrid/electric - is presented to the World for the very first time.

Following last year's project launch, Pipistrel is proud to present the Panthera at AERO 2012, hall A5. Panthera is an all new 4-seat composite cruiser, developed entirely in house. The streamlined design with a very comfortable cockpit takes 4 people 1000 NM and cruises at 200 kts while burning only 10 USgal per hour of fuel. The prototype is powered by a proven and reliable Lycoming IO-390 fuel injected engine, but Hybrid- and Electro powerplants are coming soon.

1IMGP2595 1IMGP2659 1IMGP2621

Pipistrel CEO Ivo Boscarol calls the design wildly innovative: »Panthera will shake the World of General Aviation, setting the benchmark for efficiency, cabin comfort and safety for others to follow. Hybrid and Electric aircraft are the future of aviation with Panthera being the best airframe to demonstrate the potential of this technology.«

IMGP2687 47mala

Panthera's standard equipment includes a specially-developed low-altitude high-speed Ballistic Parachute Rescue System, 26 G safety cocpit, tuned exhaust system, titanium trailing-link retractable landing gear and select Garmin avionics. Global Part-23 certification is expected in 2015.

Read more about Pipistrel's presence at this year's AERO EXPO: http://www.pipistrel.si/news/pipistrel-at-aero-friedrichshafen-like-never-before


MEDIA COVERAGE

VIDEOS:

There are some interesting videos about the Panthera:
- a 360° view and a look into the cockpit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsPvswhcqlA&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gApX-cAYMs (published by our US distributor Michael Coates)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3G1oSRuuU-g&feature=youtu.be
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cODrRSEF3W8&feature=youtu.be (interview made for AVweb)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE5BU5L7BqY&feature=youtu.be   (Composite Information)  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4PbMnzWYk0&feature=youtu.be  (Aerodynamics)


http://www.aeronewstv.com/en/article/539-friedrichshafen-private-aviation-show.html  (aeronewstv.com)
http://www.aopa.org/aircraft/articles/2012/120418pipistrels-panthera-debuts.html#ooid=VneGZpNDrIASdTa9iGBc0o87oRv_FdY0   (A video at the AOPA website)
http://www.aero-news.net/index.cfm?do=video.playVideo&videoid=033dcce2-38df-4bd6-953b-d893b7c4df57 (Aero News Network)



ARTICLES:

siol04201201  vecer1804201201  delo04201201  piloot042012  ams26042012  airframer18042012  ab09052012 1 ab09052012 2  vfr23042012 01 vfr23042012 02 vfr23042012 03
« back print print