Formerly Aero Mercantil; associated with Piper Aircraft Corporation as dealer and then distributor since 1952; sold its shares in AICSA and in 1991 formed new Gavilan (Sparrowhawk) company to pursue development and manufacture of own-design EL-1 utility aircraft.
Advanced Wing Technologies (AWT) of Canada had planned to build Gavilan 358 under late 1999 agreement, but this had been abandoned by mid-2000, at which time alternative North American production facilities being sought; by mid-2003, no evidence that this had been accomplished. Production appears to have ended in 1999-2000 after some 12 aircraft.


Three types of light aircraft are currently under development by this new company. One of these is a light utility twin with Rotax engines, to be known as the TwinGlass. No development timetable has been announced for this aircraft.

Contact Details

Address: Aerodromo las Gaviotas, Vereda la Argentina, Km 5 al sur del Aeropuerto el Eden
Tel: (+157 011) 576 754 17 32
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Address: CR Aviation, 14532 Southwest 127th Street, Hangar 109, Miami, Florida 33186
Tel: (+1 305) 255 42 22
Fax: (+1 305) 255 30 03