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News: Textron Aviation Acquires Pipistrel

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  1. Pipistrel To Be Acquired By Textron Aviation
    It appears that Textron Aviation is looking to get into the electric game. They are acquiring the Slovenian electric airframer Pipistrel. This will eventually go on to form Textron eAviation. "Pipistrel puts Textron in a uniquely strong position to develop technologies for the sustainable aviation market and develop a variety of new aircraft to meet a wide range of customer missions," said Textron Chairman and CEO Scott Donnelly. "Today’s announcement supports Textron’s long-term strategy to offer a family of sustainable aircraft for urban air mobility, general aviation, cargo and special mission roles."
  2. Subject to regulatory approvals the closing of the acquisition should be finalized by the second quarter of 2022. Pipistrel has been celebrated as one of the world’s most important and successful manufacturers of electric aircraft," continued Donnelly. "Textron is committed to maintaining Pipistrel’s brand, headquarters, research and development, and manufacturing in Slovenia and Italy, while making additional investments in Pipistrel for the development and production of future products."

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