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April 20, 2016

AeroSports Update: Pipistrel Receives EASA Certification

The New Pipistrel Virus SW121 Has Moved From Light Sport Certification To A Type Certificate Issued By EASA

When the definition of a light sport aircraft was created in the U.S. sport pilot regulations published in 2004, the definition was very much based on aircraft that were already certified in the European Union under a less restrictive standard. Generally, these aircraft are referred to as ‘microlights.’ Now, the Pipistrel Company of Slovenia has moved towards European type certification of one of its aircraft.

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