Deccan Aviation said this week that its new aircraft - GA8 Airvan – has arrived from the manufacturer’s facility in Australia and will shortly be registered in Sri Lanka. The aircraft comes with a customized interior and avionics suite and will be the latest aircraft to take to the skies over Sri Lanka.
“The arrival of the new aircraft marks a period of growth for Deccan Aviation, enabling the company to expand its market catchment to include passengers who would not normally fly by air and will augment Deccan’s existing helicopter services throughout the country,” the airline company said.
In addition to flying passengers, Deccan said it will also offer other novel applications, such as whale watching by air, sports skydiving, photography and cargo missions, and has also developed seasonal applications for pilgrims to locations such as Kataragama.
The GA 8 itself is a leader in its class of aircraft with the ability to land at all airports in the country including unpaved runways and beach strips. “
“The Airvan has more than twice the cabin volume of comparable aircraft and has the lowest operating costs of any aircraft in the country,” noted Denham Schokman, Director/CEO of Deccan Aviation. Deccan has flown more than 1000 guests annually to all parts of the country since it began operations,