Australian general aviation aircraft manufacturer Gippsland Aeronautics has received Indian type certification for its GA8 Airvan utility aircraft. This comes as the manufacturer says it is in the final stages of negotiation for an order with an Indian company.

"We had researched the market over an 18-month period and felt that the opportunities for sales of our aircraft on the Indian subcontinent are substantial, especially taking into account the rapid economic growth in India, the deregulation and active encouragement of GA," says Gary Wight, Gippsland chairman.

Source: Flight International