Green Flight Academy uses the first certified electric airplane, Pipistrel Velis Electro, for basic flight training. This new all-electric airplane is a game-changer for carbon-neutral flight training.
The airplane is a high wing, two-seat design with two battery packs that gives a range of 50 minutes plus reserve. With a fast-charging station installed at Skellefteå Airport a charging cycle takes 45 minutes, giving time for de-briefing and briefing of the following air exercise.
Velis Electro is not only emission-free, but also very quiet compared to a traditional training aircraft. With new electric commuter airliners coming to the market in the near future it is a great advantage to have flown electric airplanes during your basic flight training.
Our brand-new Piper Archer DX combines the well-proven design of Piper’s range of training aircraft with the latest diesel engine technology and state-of-the-art avionics.
The Continental CD-155 diesel engine runs on jet fuel or diesel and consumes 35% less than the gasoline-equivalent. Soon we will be able to use Biodiesel which reduces the carbon footprint to almost zero.
The airplanes are equipped with Garmin G1000 glass cockpit where flight-, engine- and navigation instruments are digitally presented on two 10.4” displays.
The four-seat Piper Archer DX is used for basic flight training, cross-country navigation flights and instrument training.
We use a brand new DA42-VI (2023) New Generation in our multiengine training. Its impressive fuel efficiency and TKS de-icing system makes it an ideal advanced trainer at Green Flight Academy.
The DA42 has 4 seats, convenient access, panoramic canopy and a G1000 NXi glass cockpit with an integrated 3-axis GFC700 autopilot and yaw damper.
GFA has ordered two brand new Technam P2010 TDI and has an option for three more for 2024. The P2010 TDI is a modern, high-wing, fuel-efficient aircraft equipped with Continental CD170 (170 hp) and Garmin G1000Nxi with integrated autopilot GFC700. The P2010 TDI has the longest range and lowest fuel consumption of the entire Tecnam fleet.
With a consumption of only 5.2 US Gal per hour (less than 20 litres), this is one of the most fuel-efficient and sustainable options on the market.
Our air fleet is a combination of the most environmental aircraft, with electric aeroplanes from Pipistrel and new Piper Archer DXT with Biofuel.