Wed, Mar 01, 2006
First Flight For Indian-Built Aircraft, Flight School
Aero-News has learned Indus Aviation Products Private Limited
(IAPPL) -- the wholly-owned Indian subsidiary of Indus Aviation
Inc, USA -- has successfully test flown the first Thorp T-211
aircraft assembled in India.
The aircraft, tail number VT-IAA, is the first ever aircraft
produced in India through the joint-venture of aviation
IndUS Aviation, Inc., of Dallas, TX has collaborated over the
past three years with Taneja Aerospace and Aviation, Limited (TAAL)
to produce the first Thorp T-211 aircraft built in India, and to be
certified by the Indian aviation authority DGCA. It is the same
airplane IndUS builds in the United States under the Light Sport
Aircraft category (the company also offers the airplane as a
The first aircraft was scheduled to be delivered in third week
of February, followed by the second aircraft in the first week of
IAPPL also celebrated an order for the first 10 aircraft from
India's Carver Aviation Academy for its flight training purposes.
Due to high demand for flight training aircraft in India, IAPPL is
expecting to sell at least 20 aircraft by the end of 2006, and
another 50 by the end of 2007.
The Thorp T-211 is an all-metal, low wing, single engine, fixed
landing gear, aircraft approved by both FAA and DGCA for flight
training and pleasure flying.
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