Chapter Four

International interest in the unusual craft grew quickly. In 1969 the Airtruk was shown in South Africa, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Pakistan and Kenya. In 1971, demonstrations of the Airtruk capabilities were held in Denmark and Hungary, in 1973 at the Paris Air Show, and in 1976 the new plane was shown in California.

In 1977, Transavia began manufacturing Airtruk components in Taiwan. The parts were re-imported in Australia for assembly at Seven Hills.


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1970’s. Franco shows Transavia’s factory to a group of visitors. 1985. Skyfarmers ready for delivery to the People’s Republic of China.