The GippsAero GA8 Airvan is an Australian designed and manufactured utility aircraft specifically engineered to meet the latest international safety standards as well as the demands of remote operations from unimproved strips. No other aircraft in its class measures up to the stringent safety, design and airworthiness requirements to which the Airvan is certified. No other aircraft in its class can match the load carrying capacity or its flight handling characteristics.
With a much larger cabin and greater cargo pod capacity, but all the short field STOL (short take off and landing) capabilities needed for short bush airstrips, the Airvan is ideal for the rugged terrain of Papua New Guinea (PNG). It can take off to clear a height of over 15m in only 500m, with a landing distance of 370m.