Pipistrel Acquired By Textron Aviation Recently JF alerted you to the fact that Textron Aviation was looking to jump into the electric/hybrid-electric sector and they were utilizing the avenue of looking to acquire Pipistrel. The parent company of brands like Cessna and Beechcraft have now successfully completed the acquisition of Pipistrel. As a Textron company, Pipistrel will have access to greater resources, technical and regulatory expertise and a global aircraft sales and support network, enabling it to accelerate its development and certification of electric and hybrid electric aircraft. Pipistrel is now part of Textron’s newest business segment, Textron eAviation, which will pursue Textron’s long-term strategy to offer a family of sustainable aircraft for urban air mobility, general aviation, cargo and special mission roles. Rob Scholl, who has been leading Textron’s eAviation initiatives to date, has been named president and CEO of the segment.