Seasons Greetings

This year we have decided not to send out hard-copy holiday greeting cards. Instead, we would like to wish everybody a very Merry Christmas and a happy, prosperous and healthy New Year.
May all your wishes and secret desires come to life and may all your flights be safe and enjoyable!

Pipistrel Team


The reason for not sending paper Christmas cards this year is to embrace the spirit of our ECOlution campaign. Pipistrel has been the leader in designing and producing the most energetically efficient aircraft and has been preserving the environment ever since the company was launched. With the completion of our new Scientific Institute for Aircraft Design & Applicable Technologies building, which is energetically completely self-sufficient, using renewable sources only, we are taking our philosophy of efficient design and operation to a whole new level.

Did you know:
-Pipistrel powers 100% of its energy needs from the largest solar power plant in Slovenia, state-of-the-art geo-thermal system and co-generation.
-using these technologies, Pipistrel saves 180,600 kg of CO2 every year
-fact is that a healthy adult tree absorbs between 7.5 and 13 Kg of CO2 per year
-Pipistrel hence saves the equivalent of CO2 otherwise absorbed by more than 18,000 trees!!!


Further, we typically send between 500 and 1000 greetings cards every year. Every greeting is composed from a card and an envelope. So that is at least 2 sheets of paper (times 1000).
Altogether this makes 2000 sheets of paper. Taking into account the environmental effect of producing this much paper (1/4 of a full-grown tree which corresponds to a yearly 3 kg of CO2 absorption) and its delivery world-wide (est. 25-50g CO2 per letter), this sums at 43 kg of CO2 per Christmas!

**Do you really wish to give anyone 43 kg of CO2 for Christmas?!**
This is exactly why we decided to distribute this years holiday greetings through our website and e-mail only.

But there is more! Not only have we saved enough CO2 for 4 trees -- we are giving the World the best possible holiday gift! We decided to plant 4 new trees next to our premises in Ajdovščina.
We have already saved enough CO2 for 4 trees by not sending out paper greeting cards - but these four new trees will absorb the same amount of CO2 again - and they will do so every single year!


part 2: The story continues....
We kept our word and planted some new trees. Read all about it HERE.

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