UK Defense Ministry Issues RFI On Electric Trainers

The RAF looks set to follow the Danish Air Force which has leased two Velis trainers from Pipistrel.
Credit: Pipistrel
LONDON—The UK defense ministry has issued a request for information to find a zero-emission training aircraft as the UK Royal Air Force (RAF) targets net-zero carbon emissions by 2040. Officials want the aircraft—which will be used for pre-service flying training, grading and assessment and to...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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