We are outsiders in the aviation landscape.


We dare to change what aviation is, giving access to the third dimension to every single person.

We want to democratize aviation in our own way, focusing on “Piloting Pleasure”, beautiful design and unparalleled attention to the customer.


We want to give you “Your Wings”.

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Training
BK160TR

The one and only aircraft specifically designed for training purposes in the last 50 years.
Discover the BK160TR

Our aircraft have an objective superiority in terms of pure performance.

But to us, performance is just a mean to an end.

We focus on flight experience.

That must be memorable.

Technical specifications will always be there. We know you will learn them by heart. But those numbers are not really meant for us. We can’t feel numbers. Let’s fine tune our heart together again.

To do what it is meant for: remind you you’re alive.

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PILOTING PLEASURE

Excitement
Now in three dimensions

Blackshape Prime – Go from A to B. Now with incredible new features: go fast, have fun.
Discover the Blackshape Prime
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04/14/2022
BLACKSHAPE TO RESHAPE ACCESS TO THE THIRD DIMENSION

The Italian aircraft manufacturer, Blackshape, unveils its roadmap for a contemporary access to aviation, completely data-driven, focused on airmanship and incredible flying experiences. April 27th,...

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11/21/2021
Blackshape successfully completes the first phase of Ocean2020 sea demonstration, as Europe’s Largest Defence Research project for maritime surveillance ramps up

Coordinated by the Italian Navy, the first Sea demonstration aimed to evaluate how manned and unmanned systems can help respond to the challenges of maritime...

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04/11/2021
Transavia, Blackshape announce agreement for pilot training program

Agreement includes initial and recurrent training for the Transavia cadet program Friedrichshafen, Germany - 11 April 2019 - Blackshape and Transavia have agreed on a...

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04/10/2021
Blackshape Gabriél awarded as the best aircraft in the aerokurier innovation Award

At the Innovation Award, readers of aerokurier select the most innovative brands and aircraft in ten categories at AERO every year. On Wednesday evening, the...

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04/14/2022
BLACKSHAPE TO RESHAPE ACCESS TO THE THIRD DIMENSION

The Italian aircraft manufacturer, Blackshape, unveils its roadmap for a contemporary access to aviation, completely data-driven, focused on airmanship and incredible flying experiences. April 27th,...

Read More
11/21/2021
Blackshape successfully completes the first phase of Ocean2020 sea demonstration, as Europe’s Largest Defence Research project for maritime surveillance ramps up

Coordinated by the Italian Navy, the first Sea demonstration aimed to evaluate how manned and unmanned systems can help respond to the challenges of maritime...

Read More
04/11/2021
Transavia, Blackshape announce agreement for pilot training program

Agreement includes initial and recurrent training for the Transavia cadet program Friedrichshafen, Germany - 11 April 2019 - Blackshape and Transavia have agreed on a...

Read More
04/10/2021
Blackshape Gabriél awarded as the best aircraft in the aerokurier innovation Award

At the Innovation Award, readers of aerokurier select the most innovative brands and aircraft in ten categories at AERO every year. On Wednesday evening, the...

Read More

Part of the industrial holding Angel Company, Blackshape provides from preliminary design to production of carbon fiber aircraft, with high expertise in stress analysis, system integration, qualification and certification. Founded in 2009 by Luciano Belviso has started in 2011 the production of the first model, Blackshape Prime, a recreational ultralight powered by a Rotax engine with three possible motorizations 912/914 Turbo/915iS, which enjoyed considerable commercial success.

In 2016 started the design of the new Trainer Gabriel BK160 an aircraft a single piston engine, variable pitch propeller, retractable landing gear and EFIS; available with a configuration suitable for initial training of both civil and military pilots: a real Pilots’ training laboratory with exceptional performances. Blackshape holds a DOA & POA certifications for design and manufacturing of aircrafts and counts more than 60 employees, with specialized technical workforce and more than 25 Aviation engineers. With more than 100 aircrafts sold and delivered worldwide, Blackshape is an aviation realty in fast expansion, operating across the globe through a broad and capillary sales network.

Blackshape focuses on three fundamental tenants that drive our culture: PERFORMANCE, QUALITY and SAFETY. These tenants are the backbone of e verything we do, every action that we take. We look to outperform ourselves, doing so using the highes t quality processes and products, and in the absolut e safest way possible, ensuring not only your well-being when flying, but that of our employees and stakeholders.

Quality is a dominant principal of Blackshape S.p.A, encompassing every single action we take, ensuring that every aircraft that leaves our premises exceeds your expectations. It is exactly that philosophy that drives our unending quest for quality. Our choices in materials, people, process and systems are shaped by our intentions, our efforts and our direction. Therefore the quality in our molds, the avionics, and the advanced security systems, just to name a few, are 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 cluster 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.