Mahindra Aerospace has led the Mahindra Group's foray into utility aircraft and aerostructure manufacturing.
In 2009 Mahindra Aerospace also heeded an imperative to increase India's footprint in the global aerospace supply chain. Upon acquiring an existing Australian aerospace manufacturing firm - Aerostaff Australia - in 2010, Mahindra Aerospace began developing a new, 25,000 sq. m. facility to produce airframe parts and assemblies in India. This facility, located on a National Highway near Bengaluru, enjoys excellent air and sea connectivity and is certified to stringent global aerospace industry requirements. The facility was inaugurated in October 2013 and is now delivering aerospace sheet metal parts and assemblies for global aircraft programmes.
This Australian facility, located near Melbourne, now hosts the aircraft business interests of Mahindra Aerospace and currently produces the Airvan 8, one of the most capable, rugged and versatile aircraft in its class. Certified in 38 countries, more than 200 Airvan 8s are in service in Australia, Africa, North America, Europe and many demanding geographies worldwide. The Airvan 8 will soon be joined by a 10-seat turboprop derivative, the Airvan 10.