Mahindra Aerospace has rebranded its GA8 Airvan and GA10 utility aircraft as the Airvan 8 and Airvan 10.
“The new identity combines the Airvan name with the numbers 8 and 10 signifying seat capacity. We have also drawn inspiration from the ‘Ridge,’ which has been creatively integrated into the lettering. Use of Mahindra’s signature ‘energetic red’ also gives the logo unit a fresh and vibrant feel,” said Arvind Mehra, Executive Director and Global CEO of Mahindra Aerospace.
“The Airvan family of aircraft were designed by bush pilots to keep maintenance costs at a minimum, negotiate short rugged airstrips, quickly change from carrying passengers to cargo, and adapt to an astounding variety of missions — all while leading its class in safety ratings.” Mehra continued. “These qualities are core to the Mahindra commitment of bringing innovation and reliability to the utility aircraft industry.”
Mahindra Aerospace’s utility aircraft business, based in Australia, currently produces the Airvan 8, which is certified in 38 countries, with more than 200 are in service. Mahindra Aerospace is currently developing a 10-seat turboprop, the Airvan 10, which is on schedule for certification in 2014.