Welcome to Grosvenor Aircraft

John Kistner, the owner of Grosvenor Aircraft was, for 20 years, the owner of Mistral Aviation, UK distributors for Avions Robin.  During this time he was selling all types of Robins, including the famous wood 4 seat DR 400/500 series, and also the metal 2 seat HR200 and R2100 series.

Mistral Aviation is now owned by Steve and Jennie Bailey, based at Elstree, and continues to represent Robin Aircraft for the sale of new and secondhand DR400 aircraft.

In 2006, Avions Robin sold the Type Certificates, marketing and manufacturing rights for these aircraft to a new company, Alpha Aviation, in Hamilton, New Zealand, where the ALPHA 120 (R2120) and ALPHA 160 (R2160) are now manufactured and supported from.  The HR200 is not manufactured in NZ, hence spares support is not 100%.

John Kistner at Grosvenor Aircraft continues to specialise in buying and selling used examples of the 2 seat metal Robins and ALPHAs.

A Summary of the 2 Seat Metal Types

  • HR200/100 and variants 200/120, 200/160 – manufactured by Robin 1973-1981
  • HR200/120B, essentially a Mk2 version of the original – manufactured by Robin 1993-2002

The R2100 series have the same fuselage, cockpit and controls as the HR200s but a different aerofoil wing.

  • R2120 replaces the HR200/120 – manufactured by Robin 2002-2006 and thereafter in NZ as the ALPHA 120
  • R2112 – manufactured by Robin 1974-1981 (aerobatic)
  • R2160 – manufactured by Robin 1974-1981, and as Mk2 version 1994-2006 and thereafter in NZ as ALPHA 160 (aerobatic)

We have on file all the engine and propellor variants for all types.