Airvan 8

Take the road less flown

Go ahead – leave the beaten path. With low overhead costs, tough-as-nails construction, and unrivalled short take-off and landing ability, this is the aircraft that safely takes your business wherever you need to go.



When you’re built with such innovative features as a solid spring-steel undercarriage, high-floatation tyres and high-lift wings to negotiate the unforgiving conditions of the Australian Outback, you’re built for anything.

Easy to repair

Low maintenance is one thing. But being able to make a repair in that far-off field is quite another.


No other aircraft in its class can make this claim: The Airvan 8 complies with the latest FAR 23 safety standards.


Low fuel burn, low maintenance and more than 828 kg (1,826 lbs) of useful load. The Airvan 8 costs you as little as 0.15 USD per seat mile, 10% less than a leading competitor.

Features & Specifications

  • Wingspan 12.41 m (40 ft 8.6 in)
  • Length 8.95 m (29 ft 4.3 in)
  • Height 3.89 m (12 ft 9.0 in)
  • Wing Area 18.75 m2 (208 ft2)
  • Wing Loading 96.75 kg/m2 (19.2 lb/ft2)
  • Optional Cargo Pod Capacity 0.53 m3 (18 ft3)
  • Seats8
  Normally Aspirated Turbocharged
Maximum Useful Load 783 kg (1,725 lb ) 828 kg (1,826 lbs)
Typical Cruise Speed 240 kph (130 ktas) 250 kph (135 ktas)
Fuel Burn at Typical Cruise 57 litres/hr (15 gph) 68 litres/hr (18 gph)
Range at Typical Cruise 1,011 km (546 nm) 1,050 km (567 nm)
Maximum Endurance 8.5 hrs @ 40% power 8.2 hrs @ 40% power
Certified Ceiling 6,096 m (20,000 ft) 6,096 m (20,000 ft)
Engine Lycoming IO-540-K1A5
300 hp
Lycoming TIO-540-AH1A
320 hp
Propeller Hartzell 2-Blade or 3 blade (optional) Hartzell 3-Blade


Interior Durable Freight


It’s your Airvan. We can build to suit. If, for instance, you primarily carry passengers, you might want leather seats. On the other hand, if you primarily carry cargo, you might choose vinyl floor covering. With Airvan, the customisation is yours.


Some business rely on marketing. Your Airvan 8, in that case, could be like a flying billboard, showing, as much as telling, what you do. On the other hand, some work is discreet. Your Airvan 8, in that case, might not want to be seen at all. Either way, we can give it a look that works for you.

Freight package

Freight hauling has its own special needs. For instance, you only need seats for two crew members. Not passengers. That’s why we offer a special Freight Edition of the Airvan. You get an extra level of restraints including a main cabin vertical net and a throw-over net. You also get a handy 5.4 metre (18 foot) cargo pod with shock absorbent lining. That not only adds more space, but it also provides room for freight not suited for the main cabin.

Skydiving package

Even if you offered skydivers a seat, they wouldn’t take it. For one, their parachutes are in the way. And for two, they’re too excited to sit down. That’s why we offer a special Skydiving Edition of the Airvan. You pay for the things you need like an internal handrail, static line lock and even a reinforced left-hand flap skin. And you don’t pay for things that you don’t need. Like those passenger seats.