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Helimission Approved to provide Services in Himachal Pradesh

Helimission Approved to provide Services in Himachal Pradesh

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has given the Swiss foundation Helimission permission to provide air ambulance services in Himachal Pradesh. The Himachal Pradesh government and Helimission are currently working on a Memorandum of Understanding, reports The Times of India. They will provide search and rescue missions as well as relief in the event… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Sep-17

India approves Able Aerospace MRO solutions

India approves Able Aerospace MRO solutions

Able Aerospace Services, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has earned certification by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) of India to provide a wide spectrum of repair, overhaul and approved replacement parts support for rotor- and fixed-wing aircraft registered in India. For Able, this includes high-quality, cost-saving… Read more »

Source: Able Aerospace, 19-Sep-17

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Suspension of Helipads after Badrinath Shrine Crash

Suspension of Helipads after Badrinath Shrine Crash

After the unfortunate crash that killed a flight engineer and injured two pilots, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation has suspended all helicopter operations to the Badrinath, Kharsali, Sahastradhara and Harshil helipads. The crash occurred after take-off from the Badrinath shrine, carrying travellers. As reported by Press Trust of India, the State Tourism Minister, Satpal… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Jun-17

Indian Operators Campaign for Increase in Minimum Altitude

Indian Operators Campaign for Increase in Minimum Altitude

The lack of implementation of the 2015 Directorate General of Civil Aviation proposal of increasing the height at which helicopters are allowed to fly over Mumbai and Navi Mumbai has helicopter pilots and operators very upset. They met on Tuesday to discuss the issue. The increase from 500 to 1000 feet was scheduled in August… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Jan-17

Heli-Tourism Plan waits for DGCA

Heli-Tourism Plan waits for DGCA

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has not yet given clearance on the proposed project of heli-tourism between Vizag and Araku. As reported by Times of India, the DGCA inspected the helipad site and gave suggestions on changes they could make with regards to the helicopter services that are being planned. Meanwhile┬áin Vuda, the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Dec-16

Indian authorities urged to update EMS landing regulations

Indian authorities urged to update EMS landing regulations

Aviation regulator Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is looking into suggestions on modifying rules to allow air ambulances to operate day/night, land at hospitals or accident sites and get priority over other operators. See Full Story

Source: The New Indian Express, 14-Apr-15

BMC frames guidelines for more helipads in Mumbai

BMC frames guidelines for more helipads in Mumbai

Mumbai is expected to have more helipads now because the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has framed a policy on it in its new development plan. See Full Storey

Source: dnaIndia, 19-Feb-15