IndUS Aviation

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IndUS Aviation
Industry Aerospace
Founded 1994
Founder Ram Pattisapu, M.D.[1]
Headquarters Dallas, Texas, United States
Products Kit aircraft

IndUS Aviation is an American light aircraft manufacturer founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas at the Dallas Executive Airport. The company manufactures variants of the Thorp T-211 and the T-111, originally designed by John Thorp. Sub-assembly and component manufacturing is contracted out to the Indian company Taneja Aerospace & Aviation with final assembly in the company's Dallas factory.[1][2]

IndUS Aviation is currently developing an improved version of the Thorp T-211 which they call the Thorpedo LP.

By February 2010 the company had 28 aircraft in customer hands and registered with the FAA, including one T-11 Sky Skooter and 27 T-211s.[3]

In March 2010, due to the ongoing economic situation, the company was undergoing a reorganization. By March 2017 the company reorganization was still indicated as underway.[4]


Thorp T-211 Sky Skooter on display at the IndUS Aviation booth at Sun 'n Fun 2006
SkySkooter (T-111)
The SkySkooter is based on the T-111 with an 85 hp (63 kW) Jabiru 2200 engine and is accepted as a light-sport aircraft.
Thorpedo (T211)
The Thorpedo is based on the Thorp T211 with a lighter 120 hp (89 kW) Jabiru 3300 engine and it is accepted as a light-sport aircraft.[1][5]
Certified T211
This aircraft is an FAA certified Thorp T211, similar to the original model and has a 100 hp (75 kW) Continental O-200A engine. It is available in two variants, one with VFR avionics and another with IFR equipment.
Thorpedo DP
A prototype diesel-powered variant of the T-211 was produced in 2008, it is fitted with a WAM 120 two-stroke inverted diesel engine.[6]

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  1. ^ a b c Flight International (June 2005). "Indus prepares Thorpedo delivery after winning certification". Retrieved 2010-02-16. 
  2. ^ "IndUS Aviation, Inc.". Archived from the original on 2008-06-26. Retrieved 2010-02-16. 
  3. ^ Federal Aviation Administration (February 2010). "FAA REGISTRY - Make / Model Inquiry Results". Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  4. ^ IndUS Aviation (December 2010). "About Us - History". Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  5. ^ Decker, Jeffrey (January 2008). "SEBRING - IndUS refines Thorpedo design". Retrieved 2010-02-16. 
  6. ^ "Diesel-Powered LSA Debuts at Sun 'n Fun". 11 April 2008. Retrieved 2010-02-17. 

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