A mate like the Airvan
In December 2009, we at Mahindra bought controlling stakes in Australian companies Aerostaff Australia and Gippsland Aeronautics, makers of the Airvan. Our outright purchase of their technical know-how and manufacturing capabilities - instead of technological partnerships — helped us cut our go-to-market time and save costs.
But more than the business, it gave us a deep understanding of the humble but fabled culture of mateship. And it’s something that resonated loud and clear with us.
Which is why the Airvan continues to be an aircraft that’s always there for you in the most difficult of terrain, the most tricky of times. Its DNA is rugged. Durable. Versatile. It’s something that takes off and lands on short strips. Or water. It’s something built to last, easy to maintain, and even easier to afford.
A mate you can count on
We’re most proud though of the fact that the Airvan tackles some of the world’s most taxing problems.
It rescues animals.
It puts out wildfires.
It helps grow crops.
It taxies people in and out of some of the world’s remotest places.