Exceeding Excellence

Blackshape is a globally recognized leader in designing and producing premium ultralight and certified small aircraft. The company is equally renowned for its innovative data-driven product architecture. 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.


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.

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Blackshape, a pioneering aviation company established in 2011 and under the visionary leadership of President Giuseppe Mariano and CEO Niccolò Chierroni, has been at the forefront of innovation. The company introduced its inaugural model, the Prime, in 2012, swiftly earning global recognition. In 2019, their Gabriél BK160 model received EASA certification. Believing in the increasing need for modern training aircraft, the BK160-TR took shape in a contemporary data-driven training aircraft. Mid 2022 also this aircraft achieved EASA certification.