Mahindra Aerospace has led the Mahindra Group’s foray into utility aircraft and aerostructure manufacturing since 2008. Its utility aircraft business, based in Australia, currently produces the Airvan 8, the most capable, rugged and versatile utility aircraft in its class. Certified in 38 countries, over 200 are in service. Mahindra Aerospace is also developing a 10-seat turboprop, the Airvan 10 The Aerostructures business operates out of a new 25,000 sq. m. facility located at the Narsapura Industrial Estate, about 40 km east of Bengaluru city. The facility possesses a comprehensive suite of capabilities to manufacture sheet metal parts and assemblies, such as CNC routing, automatic deburring, brake-press forming, stretch forming, hydro-forming, heat treatment, a fully-automated surface treatment line and over 9,000 sq. m. of floor space dedicated to assembly work. Inaugurated in 2013, the facility is certified to demanding Airbus specifications as well as aerospace industry-standard requirements AS9100.