Mahindra to Debut Airvan 8 Floats at EAA AirVenture Airshow

July 29, 2014
It has recently added Wipline 3450 amphibious floats to its Airvan 8 utility aircraft, a certification program will be launched later in 2014.

Oshkosh, Wis. 28 July 2014 – Mahindra Aerospace, a part of India’s Mahindra Group, has recently added Wipline 3450 amphibious floats to its Airvan 8 utility aircraft. Wipaire Inc. has begun feasibility testing on the aircraft with floats, and upon a successful outcome, a certification program will be launched later in 2014.

The Airvan 8 is known for its short takeoff and landing abilities and adding the amphibious floats increases the rugged aircraft’s versatility and appeal to operators in North America, especially in remote areas such as Alaska and Canada.

“We saw significant potential in adding floats to the Airvan 8 which has proved its utility across the globe, and in particular, the United States.” said Arvind Mehra, Executive Director and Global CEO of Mahindra Aerospace. “This addition answers a long pending request of our customers and by increasing the versatility of the Airvan 8, we can expand into previously unreachable territories.”

The addition of floats to the Airvan 8 reinforces Mahindra’s position of manufacturing the most rugged, durable and versatile utility aircraft in the world. To learn more about the Airvan 8 contact: +1 855 424 7826 or [email protected]

About Mahindra Aerospace

Mahindra Aerospace led the Mahindra Group’s foray into utility aircraft and aerostructure manufacturing. Its utility aircraft business, based in Australia, currently produces the Airvan 8, the most capable, rugged and versatile utility aircraft in its class. Certified in 38 countries, over 200 are in service. Mahindra Aerospace is currently developing a 10-seat turboprop, the Airvan 10, which is on schedule for certification in 2014. The
company also has a unique partnering agreement with India’s National Aerospace Laboratories to co-develop the 5-seat, low wing C-NM5.

The aerostructure manufacturing businesses of Mahindra Aerospace are based in India and Australia. Most recently, the company inaugurated its 25,000 sq. m (250,000 sq. ft.) state-of-the-art, AS9100C-certified facility near Bangalore, India, which is equipped with a suite of sheet-metal, surface-treatment and assembly capabilities to meet the stringent requirements of the global aerospace industry.

The Morwell, Australia based Aerostaff is an established supplier of close tolerance high precision sheet metal and value-added products to aerospace and defense customers across the globe.