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% however the factory at Dijon (CEAPR) has restarted sales support on the HR200s.
John Kistner at Grosvenor Aircraft continues to specialise in buying and selling used examples of the 2 seat metal Robins and ALPHAs.