Sunday, February 06, 2011

Civil aircraft to steal the show

Bangalore: Aero India 2011 promises to be boom time for civil aircraft companies with around 27 varieties lined up to be showcased.
Some of the big civil aircraft companies participating include Boeing which will showcase models of its Dreamliner B-777, 737 and 747-8, Gulfstream with its hi-tech executive jets with ultra-modern cabins and Mahindra aerospace which will display its light Airvan.
Bombardier from Canada and Embraer from Brazil are also expected to display their executive jets, apart from Falcon from France. InterGlobe General Aviation will display the popular Hawker class of aircrafts and Beechcraft King Air.
Mahindra Aerospace is a division of the US $7.1 billion Mahindra Group. "We are delighted to participate in Aero India for the first time. We'll showcase the GA8 TC-320 Airvan which has been designed and built by GippsAero. We also look forward to interacting with visitors, partners, suppliers and customers," said Arvind Mehra, executive director and CEO, Mahindra Aerospace Private Limited.
The Airvan is a unique 8-seat multi-role aircraft that can be readily converted to carry freight or passengers.
06/02/11 Prashanth G. N./Times of India
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