GippsAERO, the Aircraft manufacturing division of Mahindra Aerospace, and Rolls Royce announced the signing of an agreement to partner on engine technology for a new aircraft. At a signing held at AirVentures 2011 in Oshkosh, WI, representatives from Rolls Royce and GippsAERO established an agreement to integrate the M250 B-17F/2 Rolls Royce engine into the GA10 aircraft.
The GA10, GippsAERO’s latest offering in general aviation, is currently being developed by GippsAERO at its Morwell, Australia plant The parties will work together to obtain Type Certification for the GA10 aircraft. The GA10 project is currently in the prototype design phase with certification process to begin in March 2012 and entry into service scheduled for 2013. GippsAERO predicts that sales could reach up to 20 aircraft per year, in India, North America, Europe and Asia.
Mr. Arvind Mehra, Executive Director and CEO, Mahindra Aerospace Private Limited quoted:
We are proud to be associated with Rolls-Royce which is a world-leading provider of power systems and services in the civil aerospace market. We look forward to strengthening our relationship and developing further long term opportunities together.
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