India’s Mahindra Aerospace, a majority shareholder of Australian aircraft manufacturer GippsAero, announced that its 10-seat single-engine turboprop, the Airvan 10, has earned both its U.S. and Australian Part 23 type certificates.
The Airvan 10 is powered by a 450-shaft-horsepower Rolls-Royce M250 B-17F/2 and typically cruises at 145 knots. Its IFR range is listed as 550 nautical miles, and estimated price is $999,000.
Like the Airvan 8, the Airvan 10 is designed as a heavy-duty utility aircraft, capable of cargo hauling, medevac missions, surveillance roles, and charter service. Its sturdy construction makes it especially suited for humanitarian missions where operations out of unimproved airstrips in remote areas are necessary.