Micro Aviation (NZ) Ltd
In 1983 Max Clear (Inventor, and founder of Micro Aviation) saw the need for a fun, stable, affordable aircraft, which could be mostly maintained by the owner, so he designed and built the first Bantam Mircolight.
1985: Micro Aviation (NZ) Ltd, C/- Post Office, Te Kowhai.
In March 1993, Max Clear bought out his partners John Dick and John Smith.
1998- 2009: Limmer Rd, Te Kowhai, RD 8, Hamilton 3288, New Zealand.
Max Clear died in November 2010 and the entire manufacturing operation was made available for sale.
By 2013 almost half of the production was exported to seven countries. The Bantam Aircraft Manufacturing Plant was relocated to Mandeville, New Zealand, with Colin & Maeva Smith having spares available for all models.
The latest production Model Bantam - the B22UL, with a 4 cylinder, 4 stroke UL 260i engine, was undergoing its final Certification tests.