New Zealand company Pacific Aerospace Limited (PAL) has moved into the growing Chinese general aviation market by appointing Xi’an Yanliang National Aviation Hi-tech Industrial Base (CAIB) as its partner and exclusive sales representative for its P-750 XSTOL aircraft in China.
As part of the agreement, CAIB has ordered five aircraft with the understanding that five more will be ordered each year for the following two years.
“We have carefully reviewed our partnership options in China over the last few months and we are delighted to have partnered with CAIB, who shares the same values, ambition and goals as us” said Damian Camp, CEO of PAL.
The 10-seat P-750 XSTOL is a low-wing, turbine STOL aircraft with impressive performance. It is operated in the most demanding conditions in places like Nepal, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Africa and in Australia as a skydive plane. The P-750 is used around the world for freight, passenger, aerial survey and surveillance, medi-vac, agriculture and skydiving operations.
It is certified in 16 countries, including with FAA and EASA to FAR Part 23, and has recently been approved for commercial transport operations against ICAO Annex 6. The P-750’s recently released long-range wing gives it a 1,179nm (2,183km) range, which made it more attractive for Chinese conditions.
“The P-750 XSTOL satisfied all of our requirements for a commercially focused general aviation aircraft,” said Jin Qiansheng, Chairman of CAIB. “With its safety record, exceptional performance and multi-functional roles, the P-750 XSTOL is ideal for the burgeoning GA market in China.”
More information on PAL and the P-750 XSTOL can be found on their website www.aerospace.co.nz