The Explorer series of aircraft is the product of visionary engineer Graham Swannell, and his company Aeronautical Engineers Australia, and John Roncz, world-renowned aerodynamicist for over 40 aircraft and co-designer of the round-the-world record breaking Voyager aircraft and the Virgin-Atlantic Global Flyer. These are award-winning and seasoned aeronautical engineers with experience in innovative design, aircraft modification, and refined operations. The rugged Australian outback and cost-conscious aviation community pointed to the demand for a multi-role utility aircraft with an eight to ten seat capacity, giving rise to the initial concept of Explorer's lightweight, yet robust and cost-effective aircraft.
Explorer is a family of utility aircraft designed with multi-purpose aviation in mind providing high performance capabilities while easily maintaining maximum functionality. The design incorporates the Integrated Product Process Development (IP/PD), also used by the industry's leading aircraft companies to deliver a safe and financially efficient aircraft to drive the revenue opportunities of aviation.