Dallas-based IndUS Aviation continues to move forward with plans to move production of the Thorpedo Light Sport Aircraft to the new LuYangHu General Aviation Development Zone in Weinan, China.
Parts and support for the Thorpedo SLSA will continue to be provided from the US headquarters in Dallas. Under the new partnership with Dr. Yuanyang Gao, representing the Chinese city of Weinan, and Ning An, president of China’s IPI Information Technology, IndUS USA will be responsible for all research and development, modifications and technical updates in the USA, with requisite FAA and international aviation agency approvals. The partnership will operate a newly created company in China called IndUS-IPI. The reciprocal agreement involves equity positions between IndUS and IPI, with support from the Weinan government.
“We will continue current support operations in Dallas and focus on building primary training aircraft in large numbers to meet the expected demand for such aircraft in India and China. With our new Chinese partners, we will develop the LSA market in Asia, and continue to oversee final assembly of Thorpedos in Dallas to support sales in North America,”IndUS founder and owner Ram Pattisapu said.
The Thorpedo SLSA is derived from the FAR 23-type certified Thorp T-211 SkySkooter.
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