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Botswana’s Major Blue Air is first worldwide customer for Mahindra's Airvan 10

Posted 31 August 2018 · Add Comment

The world's first customer for the recently FAA-certified Mahindra Airvan 10 is Botswana’s Major Blue Air.


The ten-seat Airvan 10 is powered by a single turboprop engine producing 4350shp. It's the big brother of the avgas-engined eight-seat Airvan 8, already a favourite with Botswana's tourist flight operators including Major Blue Air. Maun Airport has 31 Airvan already based there, and Mahindra is setting up aparts depot for Airvans. Aviation Craft is the local dealer.

“Tourism companies in Botswana reposed their faith in Mahindra Group when they introduced Airvan 8 in their aircraft fleets," said SP Shukla, Group President, Aerospace, Defence and Steel, Mahindra Group and Chairman of Mahindra Aerospace.

"Eventually Airvan proved to be the most suitable aircraft for their tourism operations and scenic flights across the country. We are delighted that Maun in Botswana is among Airvan’s top markets. It is a matter of immense pride to see the first Airvan 10 being introduced in this important market.”

The Airvan 10 is an upgrade for operators who need more seating capacity and looking for a cost effective solution. Both Airvan 8 and 10 have large windows of Airvan 8 and lend themselves to tourist flights.

Botswana's Okavango Delta becomes a lush animal habitat during the seasonal floods, while the massive Central Kalahari Game Reserve, with its fossilised river valleys and undulating grasslands, is home to numerous wild animals.

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