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Hawker Pacific sells 200th Airvan

written by australianaviation.com.au | February 11, 2014
The 200th Airvan has been sold to a private Asian buyer. (Hawker Pacific)
The 200th Airvan has been sold to a private Asian buyer. (Hawker Pacific)

Hawker Pacific says it has sold the 200th GippsAero GA8 Airvan following a successful demonstration tour of Asia- Pacific and the Middle East.

The aircraft, which is currently on display at the Singapore Airshow and decked out in a special livery, was sold to a private operator in Asia.

“The brochure just doesn’t do it justice,” said Tony Jones, COO of Hawker Pacific Asia said in a statement. “We showcased the aircraft in the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia and right away people paid attention. Experiencing the GA8 Airvan first-hand means potential buyers can really appreciate just how well-built it is, its flying characteristics and the size of its cabin which makes it so versatile.”

Comment (1)

  • John A gates


    I believe that the only Australian Government that has purchased an Airvan is the W.A. Govt. for the Police Service. It amazes me that The Commonwealth and other State Governments have not seen the benefit of many obvious applications for the Australian Army and for the other large States for their Police and some other Departments. Purchase of a small fleet for Army Aviation, Police, Fire and Ambulance work would not be an enormous cost, considering the articles on waste particularly in Queensland. The rangers on Frazer island have to be flown in & out each day to the south in accordance with their work place negotiation. This madness would be minute in terms of other waste. It also shows support for Australian built products that help keep manufacturing companies paying the salaries. Perhaps, because bureaucrats see little personal advantage, as there are no fact finding sorties overseas. .

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