Thanks to the investment and modernization of production and aircraft, Aircraft Industries is able to thrive in new territories. Next year the Nepalese airline Goma Air will receive two new L410 UVP-E20 aircraft. Once of the conditions to enter this market was to perform flight tests at these airports. Our company, together with the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) completed these flight tests at JOMSON airport ( 2783 m above sea level and runway length of 745 m) and completed a successful take off (watch video here) and landing (watch viedo here) at LUKLA airport, one of the most difficult airports in the world. The tests were successful and the type certificate was awarded by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) and can therefore L 410 UVP E-20 aircraft can be operated in Nepal for passenger transport.
The innovation which helped us get onto the market was the installation of new propulsion units. The new propulsion units allow the aircraft to take off and land at higher altitude airports in the STOL category, which stands for aircraft which are able to land and take off on short runways. Large numbers of which are common in Nepal.
Currently operating in the harsh conditions of Nepal are the twin motor aircraft Twin Otter (Canadian made) and Dornier 228 (German made). These two aircraft are already old and came to Nepal as used aircraft. The delivery of our two L410 UVP-E20 aircraft will take place historically 40 years after the delivery of the first new aircraft on the Nepalese market.