IndUS Aviation

Interim website



IndUS Aviation, Inc., is a Texas based corporation founded in 1996 to develop general aviation in emerging world economies such as India and China. Headquartered at Dallas’ Executive Airport, the company formed strong collaborations with firms in these countries to manufacture the Thorp T-211 and its LSA variants. The result was an increased awareness and significant promotion of the importance of GA in these countries. In addition, IndUS was able to create unique modifications of the venerable FAA Type Certified T-211 in the LSA category, as well as diesel powered variants for the USA.

During the global economic crisis and slowdown between 2008 and 2010, IndUS sought new relationships in international markets. The company forged agreements with Indian and Chinese companies to build the aircraft to supply the flight schools in these countries, as well as supply lower cost airframes and subassemblies for production of advanced aircraft for the USA. This has resulted in the formation of a joint venture with a Chinese firm, IPI, to form IMEI, an aircraft manufacturing company in Weinan, Shaanxi province in central China. Collaboration with the Indian partners has resulted in newer lighter weight models of the T-211 aircraft named T-211 ML (microlight) to be equipped for flight schools and possible military training of brand new pilots.

Current Status

In light of above, IndUS Aviation is reorganizing its structure to take advantage of the new worldwide opportunities. At present, IndUS is actively restructuring its manufacturing operations, creating a robust supply chain, facilitating a new distribution channel for the USA, with manufacturing and assembly centers at strategic locations to support its customers.

We regret that this process has taken much longer than anticipated. However, as pioneers in developing General Aviation in new environments, where such industry is virtually unheard of, we must remain patient in our endeavors to create the necessary infrastructure for the future. We believe this will eventually help us build the best possible products for our customers throughout the world at an affordable price point. Through selected technology transfer and utilizing global resources, we plan to create world class aviation products and aircraft in large numbers, resulting in better options for General Aviation.

We wish to continue to support our existing customers and offer information regarding our aircraft to future customers--we apologize for the limited nature of this abbreviated interim website. During our transition, we are committed to resumption of full production of the Thorpedo LSA aircraft both in the USA and in global markets. We are encountering longer than expected delays in our transition, setting up manufacturing and assembly facilities, and certification by the Chinese CAAC. Please feel free to contact us regarding any information or questions, we will be sure to respond promptly.

We look forward to seeing you in a Thorpedo soon!


We are happy to answer any questions about this process or provide information about our aircraft.

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