2008-08-25 - Grob insolventGrob Aerospace insolvent
Insolvenzantrag von Grob in Mindelheim<br /> Effective 18 August 2008, Grob Aerospace GmbH in Germany has been forced to file for insolvency. This unfortunate situation has arisen as a consequence of recent delays in the spn program, resulting in the increased requirement for cash to see the program through to certification.
Under the circumstances, our current loan provider has elected to discontinue their support. In order to resolve the situation all possible alternatives are being evaluated. Given the significant support we have enjoyed to date, I remain confident that this disruption can be overcome. I am sure that 37 years of pioneering composite aircraft manufacturing will survive. The company spirit, the support we have received from employees, suppliers, customers, fellow stakeholders and the media demonstrates a significant interest in Grob remaining in business as a civil & military training aircraft manufacturer.
Meanwhile, the 4 th prototype flew successfully on 7 th August 2008; and thus further demonstrating that Grob Aerospace is advanced on the way to certify an aircraft that well promises to meet its specification.