We believe in challenging convention, questioning industry practices and established beliefs. By taking bold, unconventional approaches, we create progressive solutions that go beyond our customers’ expectations.

At Blackshape, we’re not just building aircraft, we’re redefining what’s possible in aviation.

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EXPERIENCE ICONIC SUPREMACY

Premium Ultralight and Certified Aircraft
Made In Italy

Our aircraft models embody speed, style, elegance, and excellence, reflecting our commitment to leading the aviation industry and delivering an unmatched customer experience.
About Our Mission

Where others see boundaries, we see opportunities. Our aircraft are meticulously crafted to deliver top-tier performance and exceptional handling, ensuring an engaging experience for our pilots and customers alike.

We’re fresh air into the aviation domain, redefining its paradigm and solidifying our commitment to progressive design, the use of advanced materials, and inimitable style.

Whether you aspire to take the controls of a high-performance ultralight aircraft or soar through the skies in a certified General Aviation marvel, we are your gateway to the skies. 

We are Your Wings.

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TRAINING

Where Dreams Take Flight
BK160-TR

The BK160-TR is the ultimate contemporary training aircraft that sets a new standard in pilot instruction. Unlike other planes merely adapted for training, it was purpose-built from the ground up for the most effective, data-driven training experience.
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06/14/2024
Blackshape Gabriél takes to the skies again

Blackshape is pleased to announce that the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has lifted the grounding order on the Gabriél aircraft. This decision marks...

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06/10/2024
Opera Aerospace appointed as Blackshape dealer for Czech Republic and Slovakia

Blackshape is pleased to appoint Opera Aerospace as its official distributor and commercial partner for the Czech Republic and Slovakia, effective June 5, 2024. Opera...

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05/24/2024
OpenSky World announced as Blackshape dealer

Blackshape is pleased to appoint OpenSky World as its dealer and commercial channel for several North African and Middle Eastern Countries. Effective from May 23,...

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04/30/2024
Blackshape Soars to New Heights at AERO 2024

From April 17th to 20th, the Blackshape Team spent extraordinary days at AERO Friedrichshafen in Germany. The 30th edition of AERO, the leading international trade...

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06/14/2024
Blackshape Gabriél takes to the skies again

Blackshape is pleased to announce that the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has lifted the grounding order on the Gabriél aircraft. This decision marks...

Read More
06/10/2024
Opera Aerospace appointed as Blackshape dealer for Czech Republic and Slovakia

Blackshape is pleased to appoint Opera Aerospace as its official distributor and commercial partner for the Czech Republic and Slovakia, effective June 5, 2024. Opera...

Read More
05/24/2024
OpenSky World announced as Blackshape dealer

Blackshape is pleased to appoint OpenSky World as its dealer and commercial channel for several North African and Middle Eastern Countries. Effective from May 23,...

Read More
04/30/2024
Blackshape Soars to New Heights at AERO 2024

From April 17th to 20th, the Blackshape Team spent extraordinary days at AERO Friedrichshafen in Germany. The 30th edition of AERO, the leading international trade...

Read More
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Blackshape is a globally recognized leader in designing and producing premium ultralight and certified small aircraft. Situated in the heart of the Apulian Aerospace district in Monopoli, Blackshape embodies the epitome of Italian craftsmanship, with a focus on uncompromising attention to detail and unparalleled quality.

Founded in 2011, Blackshape is led by President Giuseppe Mariano and CEO Niccolò Chierroni. Blackshape released their first model, the Prime, in 2012, which gained popularity worldwide. In 2019, their Gabriél BK160 model received EASA certification. Believing in the increasing need for modern military and civil training aircraft, the BK160-TR took shape in a contemporary data-driven training aircraft. Mid 2022 also this aircraft achieved EASA certification.

At Blackshape we are driven by the quest to continuously rethink and improve the future of aviation by setting ourselves the highest quality standards. We combine state-of-the-art production processes, top-of-the-line materials, sourced from local suppliers whenever possible, with experienced employees, to build aircraft of greatest finesse and safety.

Quality is a fundamental principle at Blackshape, permeating every single action we undertake. Our goal is to ensure that every aircraft that leaves our facilities surpasses your expectations. It is this very philosophy that propels our continuous pursuit of excellence. Our choices in materials, personnel, processes, and systems are guided by our intentions, efforts, and vision. As a result, the quality of our molds, avionics, and advanced security systems, to name just a few, is consistently top-rated.

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Blackshape is strategically located in the heart of the Apulian Aerospace district, in Monopoli, Italy. The Apulian aerospace industry is one of the most important clusters in Europe and is characterized by dynamic, flexible and innovative companies who represent an important part of the world’s aviation market and who help drive the future of aviation.