Luigi Pascale

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Luigi Pascale
Born1923 (1923)
Died (aged 93)
OccupationAircraft designer

Luigi Pascale (1923 – 14 March 2017) was an Italian engineer designer of light aircraft.


Luigi "Gino" Pascale was born in Naples, Italy in 1923. He teamed with his brother Giovanni to design and construct several light aircraft. The first completed design was the Partenavia Astore in 1948.

In 1951 Pascale received a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering, after which he became an instructor at Naples University. He was elevated to rank of Professor by 1957, when he founded the Italian aircraft design/manufacturing firm Partenavia.

In 1986 the two Pascale brothers founded the Italian aircraft design/manufacturing firm Tecnam.

Pascale died on 14 March 2017 in his house in Naples, aged 93.[1]



  1. ^ McMillin, Molly (14 March 2017). "Tecnam Founder Luigi Pascale Dies At 93". Aviation Week. Retrieved 14 March 2017.