GippsAero Announces the Roll-Out of Their 200th Airvan

June 18, 2013

 GippsAero, the aircraft manufacturing division of Mahindra Aerospace, announced today that the 200th GA8 Airvan has rolled off the production line in the company’s Latrobe Valley manufacturing facility. Authorized sales and support dealer, Hawker Pacific, took delivery of the aircraft during a company-wide celebration that included local officials.

GippsAero, the aircraft manufacturing division of Mahindra Aerospace, announced today that the 200th GA8 Airvan has rolled off the production line in the company’s Latrobe Valley manufacturing facility. Authorized sales and support dealer, Hawker Pacific, took delivery of the aircraft during a company-wide celebration that included local officials.

Commenting on this 200 airvan milestone, Terry Miles, CEO, GippsAero said, “The Airvan has found favour with customers in 34 countries across the globe and we hope to continue to build on this momentum and expand our customer base.”

The 200th GA8 is a turbocharged Airvan, with a full-fuel payload as equipped of over 1,200 lbs (545 kg). It features a quick-change configuration interior and a rugged steel undercarriage, signature features of the aircraft designed to withstand the rugged demands of the Australian outback. All new Airvans come with a 5-year or 2,000 hour GippsAero limited warranty.

“This milestone is testimony to the efforts of the entire team at Gippsaero and Mahindra’s commitment to the business. despite the challenging enivironment in the global aviation industry. We hope we can create a significant presence for the Airvan family in the utility market,” said Arvind Mehra, Executive Director and CEO of Mahindra Aerospace.

Hawker Pacific’s Senior Vice President, Aircraft Sales & Flight Services Group, Tony Jones said: “The GA8 is the highest-production, Australian-designed and manufactured aircraft in history. We are proud to be associated with this significant milestone and congratulate Mahindra on their remarkable success. Given the growing demand and positive reception this aircraft continues to receive in the current market, it is the right time to bring this aircraft to the region, and is an extremely welcome addition to our demonstration fleet to help drive the GippsAero range to even greater heights.”