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Nepal operator Fishtail Air imports H125

Nepal operator Fishtail Air imports H125

Nepalese operator Fishtail Air is taking delivery of an H125 helicopter.  The shipment is due to arrive on 8th July 2016 at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, the capital city. While the helicopter was being quoted as new from the factory, it is now clear that is it new to the operator and it is… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Jun-16

17-Mar-16 9N-AJI Airbus AS350B3e Langtang, Nepal

Crashed on take off after unloading construction materials, ending on its starboard side.

17-Mar-16

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Fishtail Air facilitated the world’s most elite Adventure Everest Skydive

Fishtail Air facilitated the world’s most elite Adventure Everest Skydive

Everest Skydive 2014 has been concluded recently on 7th and 8th November. Fishtail Air, the exclusive facilitator of Everest Skydive once again showed its active participation during the event. Everest Skydive, an elite Adventure on the top of world, which is keenly observed by the professional skydivers of the world this year had six skydivers… Read more »

Source: Fishtail Air, 17-Nov-14

Fishtail Air and Goma Air collaborate on Nepal tourism

Fishtail Air and Goma Air collaborate on Nepal tourism

Fishtail Air & Goma Air has launched a pact to work in coordination to enhance the country’s tourism. Chairman of Fishtail as well as Goma Air, Mr. Bikash JB Rana said, “Collaborated services of Fishtail Air and Goma Air will be able to offer more effective services to the increasing number of tourist in Nepal.”… Read more »

Source: Fishtail Air, 30-Jan-14

19-Jun-13 I-VIEW Eurocopter AS350B3+ Muchu, Nepal (1F)

Crashed when trying  to make an emergency landing on the bank of Karnali River, killing one of the 6 POB.  According to this report Police have identified the deceased as Tek Bahadur Tapali, station manager of Humla office of the Nepalese CAA.  The injured were named as pilot David Talu, an Italian national, flight manager Dilak… Read more »

Source: Fishtail Air, 19-Jun-13

Nepal – Fishtail Air summarise their Spring season 2013

Nepal – Fishtail Air summarise their Spring season 2013

As the spring 2013 came to an end, Fishtail Air had yet another productive spell. From the beginning of the season since March, Fishtail Air effectively carried out more than 200 Rescue Flights as well as Cargo Shipment of over 1,00,000 kilograms. A handful number of mountain flights and search flights were conducted specially in the Everest and Dhaulagiri… Read more »

Source: Fishtail Air, 17-Jun-13

Fishtail Air carry out rescue with AS350B3 at 25,590ft

Fishtail Air carry out rescue with AS350B3 at 25,590ft

Yet again, Fishtail Air and Simone Moro have succeeded in carrying out the highest ever helicopter rescue on Everest. The rescue was carried out in an incredible altitude of 7,800 m (that’s 25,590 ft. Ed). Despite the difficulty to fly in thin air at such high altitudes, renowned Italian climber Simone Moro piloted the AS… Read more »

Source: Fishtail Air, 28-May-13

Nepal’s Fishtail Air adds an AS350B3+

Nepal’s Fishtail Air adds an AS350B3+

Fishtail Air’s newest helicopter commenced its first commercial flight on 11th April, 2013! The AS 350 B3+ single-engine light helicopter had arrived in Nepal on 29th March after having left Italy on 18th March 2013. Registered I-VIEW, the helicopter is fitted with 5+1 passenger seat version and is constantly ready to undertake real challenges and… Read more »

Source: Fishtail Air, 19-Apr-13

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Fishtail Air achieve long-line vertical-face rescue at 6,380m altitude

Fishtail Air achieve long-line vertical-face rescue at 6,380m altitude

Our Italian duo of rescue experts Capt. Piergiorgio Rosati and Capt. (Mountain climber) Simone Moro rescued the dead body of a Ukrainian man whose body has been stuck at Tengkangpoche about 18 months using the longline from our B3 helicopter. The Ukrainian climber had been climbing the Tengkangpoche peak 18 months ago with his female… Read more »

Source: Fishtail Air, 25-May-12

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24-Mar-12 9N-AKA Eurocopter AS350B2 Dhorpatan, Nepal

Tail rotor suffered minor damage after it stuck the ground while attempting to take off

24-Mar-12

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Fishtail Air adds Eurocopter AS350B2 from Italy

Fishtail Air adds Eurocopter AS350B2 from Italy

Our team of Capt. Ashish, Capt. Mukhiya and Col. O.P. Shrestha left for Singapore to fly our AS 350 B2 Helicopter 9N-AKA to Nepal. Our latest addition to the fleet had been bought from Italy from where it had been shipped to Singapore. They will ferry the helicopter from Singapore for Nepal on the 14th… Read more »

Source: Fishtail Air, 14-Mar-12

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Fishtail Air adds AS350B2 with another B3 to follow

Fishtail Air adds AS350B2 with another B3 to follow

Nepalese operator Fishtail Air has announced that their AS350B3 9N-AJI has returned to their fleet after an extended period of mainteannce. The company has also added Eurocopter AS350B2 9N-AKA, which they expect to have in operation by mid March.  A further new AS350B3 is expected to arrive this week as well. Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Feb-12

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Fishtail Air considers AW119 purchase

Fishtail Air considers AW119 purchase

With evident rising significance of the Nepalese Tourism Industry in the year 2011, we expect higher arrivals in 2012. Increasing visits and activities shall increase demand of helicopter operations in the Mountaineering seasons of 2012. High performance helicopters have always been an asset of safety assurance and thereby promotion of mountaineering in Nepal. Fishtail Air… Read more »

Source: Fishtail Air, 27-Dec-11

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29-Nov-11 9N-AIK Eurocopter AS350 Lubuche, Nepal

Helicopter was taking off at Lubuche when it suffered damage to the tail boom/rotor.  All 3 occupants safe

29-Nov-11

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07-Nov-11 Eurocopter AS350 Tudikhel, Nepal

Emergency landing made due to tail rotor problems

07-Nov-11

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02-Nov-11 9N-AIK Eurocopter AS350B Tanahun, Nepal

Landing made prior to arriving at intended destination due to weather.  Intended routing was Kathmandu from Pokhara

02-Nov-11

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06-Jul-11 9N-AIW Eurocopter AS350B2 Rangeli, Nepal

Tail damaged in force landing on river bank after “technical problems”.  Wrongly quoted in some reports as 9N-AWI.  Three Japanese and two Nepali passengers and the Australian pilot  are safe

06-Jul-11

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Pilots to blame for Fishtail Air crash in November

Pilots to blame for Fishtail Air crash in November

The report said that the main cause of the accident was the inability of pilots to notice and arrest the lateral drift of the chopper to its left due to lack of ground reference until the main rotors came into contact.   See HeliHub.com page at 07-Nov-10 9N-AIX Eurocopter AS350 Solukhumbu, Nepal (2F)

10-Jan-11

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07-Nov-10 9N-AIX Eurocopter AS350 Solukhumbu, Nepal (2F)

Two crewmembers, Captain Sabin Basnet and Engineer Purna Awale, have been killed in the crash.

07-Nov-10

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AFS supports high-altitude operators in Nepal

AFS supports high-altitude operators in Nepal

Inlet Barrier Filters (IBF) from Aerospace Filtration Systems, Inc. (AFS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI) and a division of the Aerospace & Defense group, are enhancing the safety and effectiveness of helicopter operations in one of the world’s most difficult and extreme flying environments. Both Fishtail Air and Air Dynasty, important… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 16-Aug-10

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Fishtail Air AS350B3 performs world’s highest-altitude longline rescue

Fishtail Air AS350B3 performs world’s highest-altitude longline rescue

A record-breaking aerial rescue on Nepal’s Mount Annapurna has underscored the performance capabilities of Eurocopter’s AS350 Ecureuil helicopter in extreme conditions – including the most challenging high-altitude operations. Three Spanish mountain climbers were successfully airlifted by the Fishtail Air AS350 B3 from a 6,900 meter-high location using the “longline” technique, in which a rescuer is… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 01-Jun-10

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Fishtail Air introduces advance Alpine Rescue System

Fishtail Air introduces advance Alpine Rescue System

Swiss operator Air Zermatt has helped Nepal’s Fishtail Air to develop and establish an Alpine Rescue System by helping them with technology and trainings

Source: Nepal News, 28-May-10

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Fishtail Air takes delivery of new AS350B3 at Kathmandu base

Fishtail Air takes delivery of new AS350B3 at Kathmandu base

Fishtail Air now has five helicopters — a Bell 206 BIII Jet Ranger, an AS350 B and AS350 B2 and two AS350 B3s.

Source: Republica, 02-Mar-10

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