Grob Aerospace was founded in 1971 and has over 35 years of aircraft manufacturing history. Grob Aerospace is headquartered in Switzerland but maintains its own purpose-built airfield in Tussenhausen-Mattsies, Germany that accommodates its manufacturing and assembly facilities. Grob Aerospace is one of the world’s largest and the most experienced composite aircraft manufacturer in the world. More than 3,500 Grob aircrafts have flown over seven million hours on five continents.
Although Grob Aerospace was primarily known for its single-engine training aircraft in June of 2005 they debuted a unique light jet aircraft called the SPn. The Grob SPn is a high-performance light jet type of aircraft that has the unique capability of landing on unpaved land strips, such as fields and dirt airfields. In late 2006 Grob jet - SPn suffered a setback when one of the test Grob aircraft crashed, killing Chief Test Pilot Gérard Guillaumaud. However, Grob Aerospace announced that it will continue with the SPn project and they are currently on track for certification in the next year or two.