After successful development of the 8-seat GA8 Airvan piston-engined aircraft, the design has been stretched and re-engined with a turboprop engine to increase seating and payload capacity, resulting in the GA10. With many piston-engined GA-8 aircraft being operated in remote areas, the JetA/JetA1-powered GA-10 is intended to appeal to general aviation customers.
The GA10 retains the aerodynamic design of the GA8 and the intent is to retain as many current production parts as possible. Similarly to the GA8, a STOL kit will be developed for the GA10.
Its 20-minute first flight was completed in May 2012, with the aircraft planning for type certification to FAR 23 standard in mid-2013.
Anticipated performance figures have not yet been released, but a design requirement is for a five-hour endurance with eight occupants (including pilot), and a maximum fuel load of 550 litres.