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Gippsaro GA8 Airvan to Embark on Extended Asia-Pacific Tour

Hawker Pacific, leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East, is set to tour a Gippsaero GA8 Airvan through South East Asia for a second time, in response to the huge demand seen during last year’s tour.

The aircraft will visit various locations across the region, including Palawan, Cebu, Cavaos and Manila, where it will be demonstrated to potential buyers.

“There was phenomenal interest in the GA8 during last year’s tour and we are very pleased to bring it back to those who missed out. Operators in this part of the world understand that the features of the GA8 are perfectly suited to the region. It’s a rugged, durable and flexible aircraft that works very well under tough conditions,” said Tony Jones, Chief Operating Officer, Asia, Hawker Pacific.

“The GA8 is perfectly suited to island and remote destinations due to its incredible flexibility and ability to land on short, unimproved runways.

”Between November and February last year, the 200th GA8 Airvan toured the Asia Pacific region to much fanfare, before being sold at the Singapore Airshow.

“Our last tour was hugely successful with many people viewing the aircraft. We actually sold the last demonstrator to a customer as they were very keen to get their hands on it. Many of our demonstration slots are already filled and we urge anyone interested to contact us for an appointment as soon as possible,” said Mr. Jones.

This time, the aircraft will be equipped with auto-pilot and air conditioning, two features not included on the original demonstrator.“This aircraft has a few additional bells and whistles included, which will allow us to once again highlight the options available to buyers. Operators can purchase this aircraft and easily have it configured for passengers, cargo or special mission operations. In fact, the GA8 has the great ability of being able to be re-configured between missions, adding the kind of flexibility that this region’s operators really value,” said Mr. Jones.

The GA8 has excellent flying and handling capabilities. Its large cabin door makes loading and unloading easy and the rear portal is far more flexible than those in similar small aircraft. TheGA8 is pilot-friendly, requires low maintenance and its large windows and quick release removable seats make it attractive to a wide range of operators in the tourism, special mission, resources and freight sectors.

The aircraft will be touring the Philippines throughout July.

For further information about the aircraft, and to register interest, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hawker Pacific is Beechcraft’s Authorised Sales and Service Representative for South-East Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific with a partnership that continues to build on the strong foundations established at the beginning of their relationship 34 years ago.

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Notes to Editor:

Hawker Pacific is a market leader in integrated civil and military aerospace sales and product support in South East Asia, Australia, the Pacific and the Middle East and is one of the largest independent companies of its type in the region with nearly 600 employees. The company’s Asian operations include established businesses in Singapore, China, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia.

Hawker Pacific represents some of the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers, including Beechcraft Corporate, Bell Helicopter, Diamond Aircraft and Mahindra Aerospace and provides service support for a wide range of manufacturers. Hawker Pacific is also a primary dealer in used aircraft with networks to source, acquire and trade aircraft globally.

Hawker Pacific is also Australia’s premier fixed base operator (FBO) with a network of facilities in Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Singapore, Perth, Shanghai and Malaysia. The company’s FBOs offer VIP services and crew facilities, 24/7 on demand aircraft charter from a modern aircraft fleet, flight operations and total aircraft management.

Hawker Pacific’s product support activities include MRO, structural modification and support services to a wide range of fixed wing aircraft and helicopters for corporate, charter, defence and special mission operators throughout the region. Other services include aircraft and engine maintenance, repair and overhaul, special mission aircraft modifications, design engineering, avionics parts and services, plus the provision of spare parts, exchange rotables and equipment sales.

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For more information please contact: 

Tony Jones
Hawker Pacific, Chief Operating Officer – Asia
Mobile: +61 402 890 596
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Web: www.hawkerpacific.com

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David Mair
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