Source: The Times Of India, 06-May-13
State-run helicopter operator Pawan Hans is planning to enter the commercial airline business offering regional connectivity and has already received a go-ahead from its board, a top official has said.(See Full Story)
Source: Times of India, 01-May-13
Helicopter company Pawan Hans May soon be providing Helicopter Services to two IIT campuses (see full story)
Source: Business Standard, 19-Mar-13
Pawan Hans Ltd (PHL) on Monday entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with West Bengal government to provide helicopter services in the state (see full story).
Source: Mumbai Mirror, 08-Jan-13
The Director General of Civil Aviation has instituted an inquiry into a night flight undertaken by a Pawan Hans helicopter on December 27 last year to Bhopal and Indore from Delhi despite the pilot-in-command not being qualified to fly after sunset. (see full story). File photo
Source: Jagran Post, 07-Jan-13
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Sunday launched Pawan Hans chopper services for the tribal areas in the state. (see full story)
Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Dec-12
Pawan Hans has revealed plans to expand its helicopter services in Uttar Pradesh, with continued focus on passengers with pilgrimage and religious interests. The Indian operator has already launched a daily helicopter service between New Delhi and Vrindavan in Mathura district and is planning to serve the Buddhist Circuit spread over Eastern Uttar Pradesh and [...]
Source: NetIndian, 28-Nov-12
Pawan Hans Helicopters today launches a daily helicopter service from Vrindavan to Delhi . The first flight departs at 13.30 local time, 0800 GMT. (see full story)
Source: Indian Express, 29-Oct-12
Along with training, Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited (PHHL) reportedly has plans to provide helicopter connectivity to nearby destinations. (see full story)
Source: HeliHub.com, 31-Jul-12
State-owned Pawan Hans Helicopters has recently resumed its services in the mountainous Meghalaya state after a gap of 15 months, it has been announced. The move follows its selection in a bid process to run the air service in the state, according to state Transport Minister Abu Taher Mondal, who later admitted that the other [...]
Source: Deccan Chronicle, 29-Jun-12
Anil Srivastava, currently the joint director-general of civil aviation, was also appointed the Chairman and Managing Director of Pawan Hans as an additional charge a few weeks ago by the civil aviation ministry. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has now ordered the civil aviation ministry to hand over the role to someone else due [...]
Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Jun-12
Helicopter pilots in India have appealed to the local aviation authority (DGCA) with a call for them to undertake auditing of helipads, particularly those on offshore rigs. Such audits are currently rare in India. Earlier this week, DGCA chief E.K. Bharat Bhushan met members of the Rotary Wing Society of India, the Oil and Natural [...]
Source: New Kerala, 01-Jun-12
Pawan Hans plans to connect Vrindavan and Mathura with New Delhi considering the high potential of religious tourism of the two cities. It is also mulling linking Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Mathura and Agra to Delhi. (see full story)
Source: HAL, 05-Mar-12
Shri R.K. Tyagi has taken over as Chairman of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited(HAL), today. Previously, he was Chairman and Managing Director of Pawan Hans Helicopter Ltd.(since May 2007). He is an Engineering Graduate in Electronics and Telecommunication (1975) from IIT Roorkee and also possesses a Degree of Master in Business Administration. Subsequently, he has also attended [...]
Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Dec-11
New Delhi tourism officials have agreed in principle to work with Pawan Hans to offer sightseeing rides around the Indian capital New Delhi and are considering widening out to the neighbouring states as well. Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) chairman Manish Chatrath said “We like the idea. It will be an added attraction [...]
Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Dec-11
India’s aviation safety regulator DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) has grounded two Pawan Hans pilots pending an inquiry into an alleged safety lapse. The pilots were ferrying three oil workers on 10th December and made an unscheduled landing after realising when already airborne that a door of the helicopter was not securely shut. Having [...]
The Dhruv crash near Ranchi that killed three crew members has prompted the BSF to revisit an old question: Is Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd capable of flying and maintaining choppers that are being used for anti-Maoist operations in Jharkhand? (see full story)
Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Oct-11
The current Chairman and Managing Director of Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd, Mr R.K. Tyagi has been appointed as the next Chairman of the Bangalore headquartered Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (“HAL”). The Public Enterprises Selection Board recommended Mr Tyagi name as Chairman pf HAL after interviewing three other persons. The other contenders for the post were Mr [...]
Source: HeliHub.com, 31-Aug-11
In a bizarre twist, state owned Pawan Hans has asked the Indian Government (ultimately its owner) to waive customs duty on the import of new helicopters by the company. The company is arguing that lower purchase prices can be passed on to the passengers in a more reasonable ticket price, particularly in outlying areas like [...]
Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Aug-11
Pawan Hans Helicopters, India’s nationally owned helicopter operator, has been awarded the Best Aviation Company Promoting Pilgrimage Tourism 2011. The award was presented by the tourism minister Subodh Kant Sahai to R.K. Tyagi, the Managing Director of Pawan Hans, at a function organised by the travel publication “Today’s Traveller” in New Delhi last week. The [...]
Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Aug-11
While operator Pawan Hans has now restarted operations in the North Eastern Indian states of Tripura and Sikkim, the State of Meghalaya continues to block the company from flying within its boundaries. The cessation of flying started after the operator suffered two fatal accidents within a fortnight earlier this year to allow a period of [...]
Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Jul-11
State-owned Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd, which suspended services in six northeastern states after Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Dorjee Khandu and four others were killed in a crash, has resumed operations in all six states in the region. All services previously operated by single-engined helicopters will now be flown by twins, and a thorough check has [...]
Source: iSikkim, 01-Jun-11
On 10th May the inspecting team from Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) office carried out the inspection of helicopter and the heliport and till date no report on the resuming of heli service has been confirmed.
Source: Pawan Hans, 30-May-11
An official team of Pawan Hans is scheduled to arrive at Imphal on May 28 to study feasibility report over the proposal of introducing Helicopter service in Manipur as well as to take stock of the passenger amenity facilities being developed. According to an official source in the Transport Department, the official team of Pawan [...]
Source: HeliHub.com, 20-May-11
Initial reports from India on the Pawan Hans AS350B3 crash on 30th April are pointing to the aircraft being only VFR equipped and thus unable to handle IMC conditions. However, weather conditions were reportedly not conducive to VFR operations in the accident which claimed the lives of Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and four [...]
The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has finally suspended commercial operations of Pawan Hans helicopters across the northeastern region, a move which came only after Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Dorjee Khandu died in a helicopter crash
Source: DNA India, 05-May-11
In the wake of Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Dorjee Khandu’s death in the crash of an AS350B3 last week, the opposition BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) has demanded that all helicopters belonging to the government-owned Pawan Hans be subjected to “thorough and rigid” inspection.
Source: HeliHub.com, 02-May-11
On Thursday 28th, Pawan Hans issued an amendment to the documents issued in February, putting the closing date of the tender back by three weeks to 18th May. The tender reference is PHHL/CO/MKT/4817/51 and State owned Indian helicopter operator Pawan Hans has issued a tender document seeking two 2-3 seat helicopters, primarily for training use. [...]
Source: HeliHub.com, 01-May-11
Media reports are saying that the Indian state of Meghalaya, in the north east of the country, have suspended Pawan Hans helicopter services in the state with immediate effect. This follows the crash of one of their Mi-17s on 19th April killing 17, and controversy surrounding one of their new AS350B3s which was reported missing [...]
Source: Indian Express, 28-Apr-11
Local controversy surrounds the transfer of 30 acres of land between two organisations owned by the Indian Government. Pawan Hans plans a heliport and maintenance base on the site.
Source: Domain-B, 26-Apr-11
Under the spotlight, state-owned Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd (PHHL), has rubbished allegations made by the Arunachal Pradesh state government about the airworthiness of its fleet.
Source: Indian Press Information Bureau, 26-Apr-11
The Government has appointed a Committee of Inquiry headed by Air Marshal (Retd.) P.P. Rajkumar to Inquire into the circumstances of accident of Pawan Hans helicopter at Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh on April 19, 2011. The Committee comprises following members: Air Commodore (Retd.) Rai Krishan – Member Wing Commander (Retd.) Rabinder Singh – Member Shri [...]
Source: Eurocopter, 19-Apr-11
Eurocopter’s 1,000th helicopter from its Dauphin family was delivered today to India’s Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited, the world’s largest civilian operator of this successful twin-engine, medium weight rotary-wing aircraft. Pawan Hans’ milestone helicopter is an AS365 N3 version, configured for offshore oil and gas drilling missions, and it brings the Indian operator’s fleet to a [...]
Source: Indian Express, 18-Apr-11
The heliport proposed at the Hadapsar Gliding Centre would not disrupt gliding activity, Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) E K Bharat Bhushan on Saturday dispelling fears that gliding activities will come to a stop.
Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Apr-11
The Indian Government is planning to create an online national register of pilots with a complete dossier on each one. The aim of this would be to eliminate pilots getting licences and jobs on the basis of falsified papers, adn the implied air safety issues therefrom. The director general of civil aviation, Bharat Bhushan, will [...]
Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Feb-11
Anticipated by HeliHub.com’s report of Pawan Hans issuing a tender for two 2-3 seat helicopters which we reported late last week. It has now been confirmed that state owned Pawan Hans Helicopter Ltd (PHHL) will open its new training academy in the city of Pune. PHHL has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on 7th [...]
Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Feb-11
State owned Indian helicopter operator Pawan Hans has issued a tender document seeking two 2-3 seat helicopters, primarily for training use. The specification requires the helicopters offered to be in current production and to meet the requirements laid down in JAR Part 27, FAR Part 27, in section ‘G’ of British Civil Aviation Airworthiness Requirements [...]
Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Feb-11
Indian manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) is planning an IPO, although no date has yet been set. The state owned company follows a number of others which the Indian Government have floated in recent years. The move is being promoted as necessary from a corporate governance position, but it is also seen as a way [...]
Source: Business Standard, 26-Jan-11
State-run Pawan Hans Helicopters, which has emerged as Asia’s leading helicopter, is working towards building a fleet of 500 helicopters. That’s a huge increase over its current fleet strength of 41 helicopters
Source: Times of India, 16-Jan-11
The aviation ministry is putting pressure on Oil and Natural Gas Corporation to refund liquidated damages it claimed from Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd for delaying delivery of 12 helicopters chartered in December 2005
Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Jan-11
ONGC, the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation of India, is increasing its shareholding in helicopter operator Pawan Hans with a cash injection of Rs96 crore – 960 million rupees – equivalent to US$21.2M. This takes the ONGC shareholding from 21% to 49% in the state-owned helicopter operator. Given this as the value of 28% would [...]
Source: Economic Times, 23-Sep-10
The ministry is working on a policy to kick off helicopter services in a big way as major Indian cities face ground congestion, making movement difficult even in cases of health and security-related emergencies.
Source: Economic Times, 07-Sep-10
A mega heliport at Rohini in north Delhi and a helipad for the Commonwealth Games (CWG) being built by state-run Pawan Hans Helicopter Limited (PHHL) will be operational by mid-September.
Source: Pawan Hans, 27-Aug-10
Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited (PHHL), has signed Contract with Border Roads Organization (BRO) for providing helicopter support services to BRO for airlifting of personnel, equipments, cargo etc. to their distant locations of BRO in North East. The Contract was signed by Lt. Gen. M.C. Badhani, VSM, Director General, BRO and Shri R.K. Tyagi, CMD, Pawan [...]
Source: Pawan Hans, 20-Aug-10
Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd. (PHHL) and the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) have signed an MoU for better synergy between PHHL & IMD for enhanced Safety of Helicopter operations in India. This MoU was signed by R K Tyagi, Chairman and Managing Director Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd. and Air Vice Marshal Ajit Tyagi, VSM, Director General, [...]
Source: Indian Express, 09-Aug-10
“This incident cannot be ignored as a stray incident of technical snag. Pawan Hans Company should be told in strong words to maintain adequate safety measures,” said Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, adding that the state government might be compelled to call off its arrangement with the helicopter operator
Source: Times of India, 31-Jul-10
Pawan Hans CMD R K Tyagi said his company had received very good response to the introduction of helicopter services for Amarnath with more than 40,000passengers already booked to fly between July-August.
Source: Tehelka, 01-Jul-10
The national helicopter company is discussing a firefighting proposal with the government in which Pawan Hans helicopters will shoot water jets, retardant and foam directly from sky to douse flames, a method being successfully used in several developed countries like the US and Australia.
Source: Thaindian, 12-Mar-10
Dedicated helicopter corridors at Delhi and Mumbai airports will become operational from March 15 to lessen aerial congestion, an official of the state-run Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd (PHHL) said Thursday.
Source: Indian Express, 05-Mar-10
Helicopter operators like Pawan Hans, Unitech Flying and Kestrel Aviation among others have suggested some measures to improve the safety and efficiency of the dedicated chopper corridors at Mumbai airport.
Source: Eurocopter, 03-Mar-10
Hyderabad: Eurocopter, the world’s number one manufacturer of helicopters and Pawan Hans Helicopters, today announce the purchase of seven new Dauphin AS 365 N3 helicopters by Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited. Mrs. Marie-Agnes Veve, Head of Eurocopter activities in India and Mr. Rainer Farid, VP Sales South Asia, Eurocopter presented a memento to Mr. R.K. Tyagi, [...]
Source: The Hindu, 02-Mar-10
Eurocopter announced that it would form ventures with Pawan Hans Helicopters for maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) and training facilities either in Mumbai or Delhi.
Source: Times of India, 27-Feb-10
Budget 2010-11 makes a provision of Rs 40 crore for Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd (PHHL) to build the heliport in Rohini along with a chopper training facility in Pune.
Source: Business Standard, 17-Feb-10
Government-owned helicopter company Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd (PHHL) is looking towards various tourism and pilgrimage destinations across the country to increase its revenue.
Source: Times of India, 20-Jan-10
State-owned Pawan Hans Helicopters (PHHL) has given a dividend cheque of Rs 2.45 crore to another public sector firm ONGC which holds 21.5% equity in the helicopter firm.
Source: Hindustan Times, 10-Jan-10
The helicopter with the capacity to accommodate six to eight persons will display the logo of Bihar Tourism and the highlights of its tourist sites of Vaishali, Kesaria, Bodh Gaya, Rajgir, Nalanda and Patna.
Source: PIB, 23-Dec-09
The Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure has approved the proposal for purchase of seven number of Dauphin AS-365 N3 helicopters by Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited
Source: Financial Chronicle, 22-Sep-09
Pawan Hans Helicopters (PHHL) is in talks with various companies to fund its fleet acquisition plan. In return, PHHL will offer free services to its clients for a specific period as agreed in the contract between the two parties.
Source: Business Standard, 21-Sep-09
With an aim to take air connectivity to the remote areas of the North East, state-run Pawan Hans Helicopters (PHHL) is planning to start a new model of operations in the region that will link smaller cities via Guwahati to rest of the country.
Source: PTI, 04-Sep-09
Tripura Government has decided to launch helicopter service to 20 small towns in the state to promote tourism and develop connectivity, official sources said today.
Source: Indopia, 01-Sep-09
State-owned Pawan Hans Ltd has set up a maintenance engineering (AME) training school at Mumbai to meet the demand for skilled manpower for maintenance of helicopters. State-owned Pawan Hans Ltd has set up a maintenance engineering (AME) training school at Mumbai to meet the demand for skilled manpower for maintenance of helicopters. State-owned Pawan Hans [...]
Source: http://www.ptinews.com/news/230034_Helicopter-service-for-Sikkim-tourist-destinations, 20-Aug-09
With a view to cater to high-end tourists, Sikkim government has decided to launch commercial chopper services to five most frequented destinations in the state, a tourism official said.
Source: PIB, 22-Jul-09
Source: Sindh Today, 13-Jul-09
Source: India Press Info Bureau, 27-Jun-09
Source: EADS, 16-Jun-09
Source: Chennai Vision, 02-Jun-09
Source: Hindustan Times, 06-Mar-09
State-owned Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd (PHHL) would build the helipads and also operate helicopters from them. PHHL is also building a ‘heliport’ spread over 25 acres in Rohini, which would also come up before the Commonwealth Games.
Source: Financial Chronicle, 27-Feb-09
Source: Indian Express, 15-Feb-09